|n.||1.||(Law) Evil intent, embracing both malice and fraud. See Culpa.|
DOLUS, civil law. A fraudulent address or trick used to deceive some one; a
fraud. Dig. 4, 3, 1; Code, 2, 21.
2. Dolus differs from fault in this, that the latter proceeds from an error of the understanding; while to constitute the former there must be a will or intention to do wrong. Wolff, Inst. Sec. 17.