Propter delictum legal definition of Propter delictum
PROPTER DELICTUM. For or on account of crime. A juror may be challenged
propter delictum, when he has been convicted of an infamous crime. See
A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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--Non agitur de amotione ipso iure ab officio ecclesiastico Rev.di Recurrentis propter delictum
contra fidem catholicam aut communionem Ecclesiae, vi can.
(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).