Ubi Et Dantis Et Accipientis Turpitudo Versatur, Non Posse Repeti Dicimus; Quotiens Autem Accipientis Turpitudo Versatur, Repeti Posse Law and Legal Definition

Ubi et dantis et accipientis turpitudo versatur, non posse repeti dicimus; quotiens autem accipientis turpitudo versatur, repeti posse is a rule of civil law which states that when there is turpitude in both the giver and the receiver, the thing cannot be recovered. However, whenever the turpitude is in the receiver only, it can be recovered. [Mason v. Waite, 17 Mass. 560 (Mass. 1822)].