Turpis causa

TURPIS CAUSA, contracts. A base or vile consideration, forbidden by law, which makes the contract void; as a contract, the consideration of which is the future illegal cohabitation of the obligee with the obligor.

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50 : << the easy assumption that the turpis causa contract maxim is readily transferable to the field of torts should be fiercely resisted >>.