Private Delict Law and Legal Definition

Private Delict is a wrong in which a specific single individual is injured as a result of someone's actions . It is regarded primarily as a matter of compensation between individuals. Public delicts are actions which cause community damage. Distinguishing between these public and private delicts are important during a trial, because they may involve different types of damage awards. The penalty or damages awarded in case of private delict is solely for the benefit or satisfaction of the person injured.