Delict Law and Legal Definition

Delict is a wrongful act or omission by one person giving rise to a claim for compensation to other. Delict is a civil wrong where another party’s interest is infringed that is wrongful regardless of any previous contractual undertaking to refrain from it, although there was one. In such situation, the injured party is entitled to claim compensation in civil proceedings and in criminal proceedings it may result in the punishment of the wrongdoer. In Roman law, this is termed as delictum.