Definition of delict in English:


Syllabification: de·lict
Pronunciation: /diˈlikt


A violation of the law; a tort: an international delict
More example sentences
  • 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).

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