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noun [uncountable] legal     ex turpi causa non oritor actio pronunciation in British English
/eks ˌtɜː(r)paɪ ˌkaʊzə nɒn ˌɒrɪtə(r) ˈæktiəʊ/
  1. the principle that a claimant in a legal case cannot be successful if they were acting illegally at the time the event for which they wish to claim took place, for example if they were injured while committing a crime. This Latin phrase means ’no action can arise from a dishonourable cause’.


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