Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Ballentine's Law Dictionary

    From contract.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    From or out of a contract In both the civil and the common law, rights and causes of action are divided into two classes,—those arising ex contractu, (from a contract,) and those arising ex delicto, (from a delict or tort.) See 3 Bl. Comm. 117; Mackeld. Rom. Law, § 384. See Scharf v. People, 134 III. 240, 24 N. E. 761.