Definition of IN PARI DELICTO


IN PARI DELICTO

In equal fault; equal in guilt. Neither courts
of law nor equity will interpose to grant relief to the parties,
when an illegal agreement has been made, and both parties stand in
pari delicto. The law leaves them where it finds them, according to
the maxim, in pari delicto potior est conditio defendentis et
possidendis. 1 Bouv. Inst. n. 769.

Source: Bouviers Law Dictionary 1856 Edition

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