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Meaning of TORT

Pronunciation:  tort

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  (law) any wrongdoing for which and action for damages may be brought
 

TORT is a 4 letter word that starts with T.

 

 Synonyms: civil wrong
 
 See Also: actus reus, alienation of affection, invasion of privacy, libel, misconduct, trespass, wrongdoing, wrongful conduct

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Tort\, n. [F., from LL. tortum, fr. L. tortus twisted,
    crooked, p. p. of torqure to twist, bend. See {Torture}.]
    1. Mischief; injury; calamity. [Obs.]
    
             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.
    
    
  2. \Tort\, a.
    Stretched tight; taut. [R.]
    
          Yet holds he them with tortestrein.      --Emerson.
    
    
 
Legal Dictionary
 
 Definition: A private or civil wrong or injury for which the court provides a remedy through an action for damages.
 

 

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