malum in se - definition and synonyms

noun legal
  1.   From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    noun plural mala in se an offense that is evil or wrong from its own nature irrespective of statute; often used with a preceding noun such as crime or act

    The judge held that burglary was a crime malum in se.

    Submitted by Javad Hekayati from Iran, Islamic Republic of on 10/07/2016