What is Ob Continentiam Delicti?

Legal Definition
On acoount of contiguity to the offence, i. e., being contaminated by conjunction with something illegal. For example, the cargo of a vessel, though not contraband or unlawful, may be condemned in admiralty, along with the vessel, when the vessel has been engaged in some service which renders her liable to seizure and confiscation. The cargo is then said to be condemned ob continentiam delicti, because found in company with an unlawful service. See 1 Kent, Comm. 152.
-- Black's Law Dictionary
Legal Definition
Because of connection with the tort or crime.
-- Ballentine's Law Dictionary