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Ex Maleficio

ex maleficio adj

[Late Latin, in the phrase obligatio ex maleficio obligation arising from a misdeed]
: arising from wrongdoing
: created by law in response to a wrongdoing [a trustee ex maleficio]

Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.