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 wrougdoing.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    Growing out of, or founded upon, misdoing or tort. This term is frequently used in the civil law as the synonym of "ex delicto," (q. v.,) and is thus contrasted with "ex contractu." In this sense it is of more rare occurrence in the common law, though found in Bracton, (fols. 99, 101, 102.)