ex maleficio


ex maleficio
ex mal·e·fic·io /'eks-ˌma-lə-'fi-shē-ō, -ˌmä-le-'fē-kē-ō/ adj [Late Latin, in the phrase obligatio ex maleficio obligation arising from a misdeed]: arising from wrongdoing: created by law in response to a wrongdoing
a trustee ex maleficio

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.