Ex Delicto Legal Meaning and Definition

Here is a simplified definition of the legal term Ex Delicto.

Ex Delicto (ex dee-lick-toe), adjective

Origin: Latin term.

Refers to issues or circumstances that occur as a result of a wrongdoing or fault, excluding those arising from formal agreements or contracts. Traditionally used to label actions that were considered civil wrongs (torts). Though not commonly used in modern law, this term holds mostly academic interest today.