Tort

Definition of Tort

n.1.Mischief; injury; calamity.
That had them long opprest with tort.
- Spenser.
2.(Law) Any civil wrong or injury; a wrongful act (not involving a breach of contract) for which an action will lie; a form of action, in some parts of the United States, for a wrong or injury.
Executor de son tort
See under Executor.
Tort feasor
(Law) a wrongdoer; a trespasser.
- Wharton.
a.1.Stretched tight; taut.
Yet holds he them with tortest rein.
- Emerson.

Related Words

atrocity, breach, crime, crime against humanity, deadly sin, delict, delinquency, dereliction, diablerie, enormity, error, evil, failure, fault, felony, genocide, guilty act, heavy sin, illegality, impropriety, indiscretion, inexpiable sin, iniquity, injury, injustice, lapse, malefaction, malfeasance, malum, minor wrong, misdeed, misdemeanor, misfeasance, mortal sin, nonfeasance, offense, omission, outrage, peccadillo, peccancy, sin, sin of commission, sin of omission, sinful act, slip, transgression, trespass, trip, unutterable sin, venial sin, violation, wrong, wrongdoing
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