[ dih-likt ]
/ dɪˈlɪkt /


Law. a misdemeanor; offense.
Roman and Civil Law. a civil wrong permitting compensation.

Origin of delict

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for delict

/ (dɪˈlɪkt, ˈdiːlɪkt) /


law, mainly Scots law a wrongful act for which the person injured has the right to a civil remedySee also tort
Roman law a civil wrong redressable by compensation or punitive damages

Word Origin for delict

C16: from Latin dēlictum a fault, crime, from dēlinquere to fail, do wrong; see delinquency
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