A Latin term meaning "in equal fault". Refers to the priciple by which a court will refrain from granting relief to a party who is equally at fault in a particular controversy as the party from whom relief is sought.
Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary
(in pah-ree dee-lick-toh) Latin for "in equal fault." In a lawsuit, it refers to situations where the parties are equally at fault or guilty of wrongdoing. They may thus be prevented from collecting damages from the others.
Definition provided by Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary.
August 19, 2010, 5:17 pm