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A wrongful act under law, such as a tort or a criminal offense.

[Latin dēlictum, from neuter past participle of dēlinquere, to offend; see delinquent.]


(dɪˈlɪkt; ˈdiːlɪkt)
1. (Law) law chiefly Scots law a wrongful act for which the person injured has the right to a civil remedy. See also tort
2. (Law) Roman law a civil wrong redressable by compensation or punitive damages
[C16: from Latin dēlictum a fault, crime, from dēlinquere to fail, do wrong; see delinquency]



a misdemeanor; offense.
[1515–25; < Latin dēlictum a fault, derivative of dēlinquere to do wrong; see delinquency]
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``Say to him, then, to his beard,'' continued Malvoisin, coolly, ``that you love this captive Jewess to distraction; and the more thou dost enlarge on thy passion, the greater will be his haste to end it by the death of the fair enchantress; while thou, taken in flagrant delict by the avowal of a crime contrary to thine oath, canst hope no aid of thy brethren, and must exchange all thy brilliant visions of ambition and power, to lift perhaps a mercenary spear in some of the petty quarrels between Flanders and Burgundy.''
Canon law refers to it as "delicts against the sixth commandment of the Decalogue", an obscure reference which also fails to specify whether it covers indirect abuse such as a cleric exposing himself or looking at pornographic images of children.
The sources said those who were deported last year were staying illegally in the country following the expiry of their residence permits, or broke employment rules, were implicated in criminal cases that included violating traffic rules or committing delicts or crimes.
Reflections on the Revised May 2010 Norms on More Serious Delicts, The Jurist 71 (2011) 120-158.
The court decides on civil liability and the amount of compensation without being bound by the rules of criminal liability or the judgment, Article 206 of paragraph 2 of the Iraqi Civil Code provides that "the court shall determine the civil liability and the amount of compensation without being bound by the rules of criminal liability or the sentence issued by the court of delicts".
The conference included 6 working papers dealing with a number of topics on the nature of crimes in the Telecommunications Regulatory Law and the procedures followed, in addition to highlighting the delicts of the Telecommunications Regulatory Law and the role of arbitration in resolving disputes in the telecommunications sector.
A child raised in such an environment will be easily exposed to antisocial harmful influences and pass easily to commit delicts. For a normal psychological development, the minor must have a sense of safety, required by his balanced development.
Apart from this argument for deference to Parliament, Kames suggested that all popular actions would have to satisfy two "essential requisites." (152) First, the matter at hand must "concern the public." (153) Second, the matter must be such "that no particular person ha[d] either an interest or title to pursue." (154) As to the first, Kames argued that the revenues of a burgh were not a public concern any "more than the administration of the revenues of a[] hospital or of a college." (155) As to the second, Kames explained that towns could always pursue magistrates after they left office, for any delicts committed during their terms as the officials in charge of the management of town revenues.
In contrast, Sacramentorum sanctitatis tutela--the universal church law promulgated in 2001 by Pope John Paul II and revised in 2010 by Pope Benedict XVI--states on "grave delicts" (moral crimes including sexual abuse): "Whenever the Ordinary or Hierarch receives a report of a grave delict, which has at least the semblance of truth, once the preliminary investigation has been completed, he is to communicate the matter to the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith."
(extending Shevill to online communication delicts by holding that
With reference to a foreign State's cultural property such measures may theoretically be applied in cases involving so-called 'art-recovery' suits as well as in other cases arising from such non art-related situations as a breach of contractual obligations, torts, delicts and international crimes.