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[doh-luh s]
noun Roman and Civil Law.
  1. fraud; deceit, especially involving or evidencing evil intent (distinguished from culpa): One is always liable for dolus resulting in damages.
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Origin of dolus

From Latin
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Examples from the Web for dolus

Historical Examples

  • Dolus autem malus in simulatione, ut ait Aquilius, continetur.

    De Officiis

    Marcus Tullius Cicero

  • Of course, what Herr Jonas Goldstcker wanted to say was dolus eventualis.

  • Later there were added what might be called the equitable delicts of dolus (fraud) and metus (duress).