Delictum

Delictum

[Latin, A fault.] An injury, an offense, or a tort—a wrong done to the property or person of another that does not involve breach of contract. Culpability; blameworthiness of a criminal nature, as in the Latin phrase in pari delicto—in equal fault or equally criminal—used to describe accomplices to a crime.

An actio ex delicto is a lawsuit based upon the commission of a tort, as opposed to an actio ex contractu, an action for breach of contract.

See: crime, delict, delinquency, fault, misconduct, misdeed, misdemeanor, responsibility, transgression
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45) Common law recognized four classes of challenges for cause: (1) propter honoris respectum (on account of a respect for nobility); (2) propter delictum (on account of crime); (3) propter defectum (on account of defect--personal or legal incapacity); and (4) propter affectum (on account of favor or bias).
Another delictum concerning the Sacrament of Holy Orders is any attempt to ordain a woman.
40) Multiformis ergo est ratio somniorum, siquidem sunt quae velut percussa gravius verberataque mente vestigiis doloris penitus insignitis per quietem refovent imagines praeteritae consternationis, sunt item quae iuxta cogitationes rationabilis animae partis vel purae atque immunis a perturbatione vel in passionibus positae oboriuntur, nihiloque minus quae divinis potestatibus consulentibus praemonstrantur vel etiam poenae loco ob delictum aliquod formata in atrocem et horridam faciem (Comm.
par esse delictum uidetur; pero mas molesta y culpable cosa, verba nova, incognita et inaudita dicere .
According to the praxis of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, such behavior is considered a delictum gravius," that is, a "grave delict.
Vives continues: after the fall, mere exposition is not enough (tenebris animo inductis per delictum, sola explicato non sufficit), and this is where rhetoric comes in.
He was the one who declared the use of Internet and other forms of child pornography to be a delictum gravius (a "grave delict")--the same as a contact offense with a minor.
Quare nec maleficium seu delictum ab ipso potestate repertum et investigatum est, sed ab offitio octo custodie, et capturea sive detentio persone delinquentis non fuit a potestate facta neque in carceribus positus fult sed a nobis et ab octo custodie.