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“Delictum” is a Latin term that can be translated to “offense” or “wrong” in English. It is frequently used in legal contexts, particularly in civil law systems, to describe a wrongful act or a civil wrong that gives rise to liability for damages. Essentially, it refers to a tort or a breach of civil duty that leads to harm to another person or their property.

In Roman law, which has influenced many civil law systems, delicta were categorized as private wrongs that were subject to private actions for damages. The concept of delict is also relevant in the study of criminal law, where it can refer to a criminal offense or a violation of the law.

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