Ex Delicto Definition and Legal Meaning

On this page, you'll find the legal definition and meaning of Ex Delicto, written in plain English, along with examples of how it is used.

What is Ex Delicto?

(ex dee-lick-toe)adj. Latin for a reference to something that arises out of a fault or wrong, but not out of contracts. Of only academic interest today, it identified actions which were civil wrongs (torts).