Definition of delict in English:

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Pronunciation: /dəˈlikt/


A violation of the law; a tort: an international delict
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  • The general rule is that the applicable law is the law of the country in which the events constituting the tort or delict in question occur.
  • The court held that for the purposes of the Brussels Convention, now the Brussels Regulation, this was a claim in tort, delict, or quasi-delict.
  • The appellant in the present instance asks that her case be approached as a case of delict [i.e. tort], not as a case of breach of contract.


Late Middle English: from Latin delictum 'something showing fault', neuter past participle of delinquere (see delinquent).

Words that rhyme with delict

addict, afflict, conflict, constrict, contradict, convict, depict, evict, hand-picked, inflict, interdict, Pict, predict, reconvict, strict

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Syllabification: de·lict

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