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Definition of "delict" []

  • A legal offense; a misdemeanor. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "delict" in a sentence
  • "'Whenever the Ordinary or Hierarch receives a report of a reserved delict which has at least a semblance of truth — notitiam saltem verisimilem — once the preliminary investigation has been completed, he is to communicate the matter to the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith …'"
  • "As a dismayed liberal Catholic advocate put it when the church decreed that merely attempting to ordain women is a "more grave delict," just like pedophilia: "It tells us that the church still understands itself as an environment dominated by men.""
  • "See also: General Decree regarding the delict of attempted sacred ordination of a woman comments"