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In Pari Delicto

in pari delicto adv

[New Latin, in like offense]
: in equal fault or wrong used of parties to a lawsuit
n : a doctrine that bars a plaintiff who has participated in wrongdoing from recovering damages for loss resulting from the wrongdoing

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

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