Pari Delicto Legal Meaning and Definition

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

Pari Delicto (phrase)

Definition: A Latin term in law, "Pari Delicto" translates to "equal fault". This term is relevant in the doctrine which dictates that if both parties in a lawsuit are at fault, neither can claim anything from the other unless it can be proven that the contract was invalid or one party's guilt significantly outweighs the other's. In such scenarios, the court will not provide any relief for breaches of contract.