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Meaning of dolus

do•lus

Pronunciation: (dō'lus), [key]
— n. Roman and Civ. Law.
  1. fraud; deceit, esp. involving or evidencing evil intent (distinguished from culpa): One is always liable for dolus resulting in damages.
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