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Malum in se

“Malum in se” is a Latin phrase that means an act or behavior that is inherently and universally considered morally wrong or evil. It doesn’t depend on legal or cultural considerations. For instance, murder, rape, theft, and assault are examples of actions that are often considered malum in se. Such actions are typically considered unethical and immoral in most societies. In contrast, “malum prohibitum” refers to actions that are wrong simply because they are prohibited by law, but they may not necessarily be morally wrong in and of themselves.

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