Mala prohibita
Mala Ma"la, n. pl.; pl. of {Malum}. [L.] Evils; wrongs; offenses against right and law. [1913 Webster]

{Mala in se} [L.] (Law), offenses which are such from their own nature, at common law, irrespective of statute.

{Mala prohibita} [L.] (Law), offenses prohibited by statute, as distinguished from {mala in se}, which are offenses at common law. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • mala prohibita — (Latin: Wrongs prohibited.) A term used to describe conduct that is prohibited by laws, although not inherently evil. Dictionary from West s Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005. mala prohibita …   Law dictionary

  • mala prohibita — Wrong only as forbidden by positive law. 21 Am J2d Crim L § 25. A crime not involving moral turpitude. Du Vall v Board of Medical Examiners, 49 Ariz 329, 66 P2d 1026. Evil because prohibited by law. 17 Am J2d Contr § 167. Wrong because prohibited …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • mala prohibita — /maela prahibata/ Prohibited wrongs or offenses; acts which are made offenses by positive laws, and prohibited as such. Acts or omissions which are made criminal by statute but which, of themselves, are not criminal. Generally, no criminal intent …   Black's law dictionary

  • mala prohibita — /maela prahibata/ Prohibited wrongs or offenses; acts which are made offenses by positive laws, and prohibited as such. Acts or omissions which are made criminal by statute but which, of themselves, are not criminal. Generally, no criminal intent …   Black's law dictionary

  • mala prohibita — plural of malum prohibitum …   Useful english dictionary

  • contracts mala prohibita — Contracts which are not absolutely void in all instances because the acts to be performed thereunder are prohibited by statute, but are void or voidable according to the nature and effect of the act prohibited. 17 Am J2d Contr § 167. It is to be… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • acts mala prohibita — See mala prohibita …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • agreements mala prohibita — See contracts mala prohibita …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • contract mala prohibita — See contracts mala prohibita …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Mala — Ma la, n. pl.; pl. of {Malum}. [L.] Evils; wrongs; offenses against right and law. [1913 Webster] {Mala in se} [L.] (Law), offenses which are such from their own nature, at common law, irrespective of statute. {Mala prohibita} [L.] (Law),… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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