QUASI DELICT, civil law. An act whereby a person, without malice, but by
fault, negligence or imprudence not legally excusable, causes injury to
2. A quasi delict may be public or private; the neglect of the affairs of a community, when it is our duty to attend to them, may be a crime; the neglect of a private matter, under similar circumstances, may be the ground of a civil action. Bowy. Mod. C. L. c. 43, p. 265.