Ex Delicto Law and Legal Definition

Ex delicto is a Latin word which means “from a wrong or from a transgression”. This legal term indicates a tort in modern usage. Historically it referred historically to both torts and crimes. In International law ex delicto refers to a consequence of a crime or tort. For example, As the goods were counterfeit, they were seized and condemned ex delicto.

An action ex delicto refers to a personal action arising out of a tort.