turpis causa

Definition of "turpis causa"
  1. A morally low or unscrupulous reason that is not adequate to uphold a contractual responsibility
How to use "turpis causa" in a sentence
  1. The defense argued that the agreement was void due to the turpis causa, the premise of the deal being unethical.
  2. If the foundation for the transaction is seen as a turpis causa, the agreement may lack validity.
  3. The claim of turpis causa was presented when it was found that the contract was predicated on unlawful activities.

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