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.

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Female house martin Delictum urbica provisions chicks at nests in two separate subcolonies.
Un'analisi dei recenti sviluppi normativi intorno al "delictum contra sextum aim minore" alla luce degli elementi essenziali di un giusto processo, EDUSC, Roma 2017.
32 (Paris: Imprimerie Catholique, 1857), 718-19: "Viduitas enim virginitate inferior; ergo et viduarum delictum longe minus quam virginum.
In diritto penale la prevenzione puo esperirsi post delictum, ma e chiaro che adempiera alla sua funzione nella maniera piu appropriata quando viene praticata ante delictum.
In this case, the corporation in question could avoid liability by demonstrating that it had both adopted, and effectively implemented, adequate compliance programs ante delictum to prevent the type of offense that occurred.
tuorum tamen ego nullum delictum arbitrar itemque te volo existimare; a me enim praetermissum est ut dicerem me eos exire nondum velle.
See BLACKSTONE, supra note 18, at *245-46 ("propter delictum tenentis").