Malum In Se Definition and Legal Meaning

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

What is Malum In Se?

(n) Malum In Se are the activities which are wrong by its very nature which does not require any specific detailing or definition in the law to consider them as a crime. Malum In se are the acts which apparently violates the human rights as murder, rape of minors etc. The Latin word (mal-uhm in say) means ‘wrong in itself’.