delicts

delict

[dih-likt]
noun
1.
Law. a misdemeanor; offense.
2.
Roman and Civil Law. a civil wrong permitting compensation.

Origin:
1515–25; < Latin dēlictum a fault, noun use of neuter of dēlictus (past participle of dēlinquere to do wrong; see delinquency), equivalent to dēlic- fail + -tus past participle suffix

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delict (dɪˈlɪkt, ˈdiːlɪkt)
 
n
1.  chiefly law, Scots law See also tort a wrongful act for which the person injured has the right to a civil remedy
2.  Roman law a civil wrong redressable by compensation or punitive damages
 
[C16: from Latin dēlictum a fault, crime, from dēlinquere to fail, do wrong; see delinquency]

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delict
1520s, from L. delictum "fault, offense, crime," neut. sing. of pp. of delinquere (see delinquent). Phrase in flagrant delict translates L. in flagrante delicto.
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