Glossary of locus delicti

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locus delicti
the place of the crime or the tort
locus sigilli
the place for the seal
mala fides
bad faith
mala in se
wrong in itself, an act which is morally wrong
mala praxis
mala prohibita
acts declared as criminal by statute (failure to file a report) though not wrong in themselves (theft)
malo animo
with evil intent
we command, a writ used to compel an official to perform an act which she is required to perform
manu forti
with a strong hand, forcible entry

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