What is a delict?

What is a delict? Here are some definitions.

  1. (civil law, Scottish law) A wrongful act, analogous to a tort in common law. [from the early 16th c.]
  2. (law) The branch of law dealing in delicts.
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The court held that for the purposes of the Brussels Convention, now the Brussels Regulation, this was a claim in tort, delict, or quasi-delict.
Common law systems include United States tort law, Australian tort law, Canadian tort law, Irish tort law, and Scots Law of Delict.
The earlier laws appear to regard it as a delict which may be compounded for by payment.
This 210 difference no doubt arises from the tendency to extend the bounds of a delict and to limit the bounds of a crime.
This decision was later overturned by the Supreme Court of Appeal where the issue of causation, one of the elements of a delict, proved to be contentious.
We have written to our son touching our vassal's delict, and he must abide his doom, which will most likely be death.

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