Definition of Delict

1. n. An offense or transgression against law; (Scots Law) an offense of a lesser degree; a misdemeanor.



Definition of Delict

1. Noun. (context: civil law Scottish law) A wrongful act, analogous to a tort in common law. (defdate from the early 16th c.) ¹

2. Noun. (legal) The branch of law dealing in delicts. ¹

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Definition of Delict

1. an offense against civil law [n -S]

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Literary usage of Delict

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1. Outlines of Roman Law: Comprising Its Historical Growth and General Principles by William Carey Morey (1914)
"General Features of a delict.— A delict may be denned as an injurious act which is ... A private delict must also A,\ " ^ be distinguished from those public ..."

2. Imperatoris Iustiniani Institutionum Libri Quattuor by John Baron Moyle (1883)
"TITLE I. ON OBLIGATIONS ARISING FROM delict. Having treated in the preceding Book of contractual and quasi-contractual obligations, it remains to inquire ..."

3. A Treatise on the Law of Partnership and Joint-stock Companies According to by Francis William Clark (1866)
"delict A delict is an offence committed with an injurious, fraudulent, or criminal purpose. Such an act involves all who arc concerned in its commission in ..."

4. Lectures on Jurisprudence, Or, The Philosophy of Positive Law by John Austin (1885)
"It is not a delict, because intention or negligence is of the essence of ... The distinction between quasi-contract and quasi-delict. seems to be useless. ..."

5. The Law of Torts: A Treatise on the Principles of Obligations Arising from by Frederick Pollock (1901)
"This kind of liability, too, has its parallel in Roman law, and the obligation is said to be not ex delicto, since true delict involves either ..."

6. The Foundations of Legal Liability: A Presentation of the Theory and by Thomas Atkins Street (1906)
"Yet a recognition of the distinction between delict and quasi-delict would ... In delict, or tort proper, we should say, liability is founded upon the doing ..."

7. Imperatoris Iustiniani Institutionum libri quattuor by John Baron Moyle (1883)
"TITLE I. ON OBLIGATIONS ARISING FROM delict. Having treated in the preceding Book of contractual and quasi-contractual obligations, it remains to inquire ..."

8. Gai Institutiones, or, Institutes of Roman law by Gaius, Edward Poste, Edward Arthur Whittuck, Abel Hendy Jones Greenidge (1904)
"obligationes quae ex delicto tions which originate in delict ; § 182. Transeamus mine ad § 182. We proceed to obliga- nascuntur, ueluti si quis furtum theft ..."

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