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tort

 (tôrt)
n. Law
A wrong that is committed by someone who is legally obligated to provide a certain amount of carefulness in behavior to another and that causes injury to that person, who may seek compensation in a civil suit for damages.

[Middle English, injury, from Old French, from Medieval Latin tortum, from Latin, neuter past participle of torquēre, to twist; see terkw- in Indo-European roots.]

tor′ti·ous adj.

tort

(tɔːt)
n
(Law) law a civil wrong arising from an act or failure to act, independently of any contract, for which an action for personal injury or property damages may be brought
[C14: from Old French, from Medieval Latin tortum, literally: something twisted, from Latin torquēre to twist]

tort

(tɔrt)

n.
Law. a wrongful act resulting in injury to another's person, property, or reputation, for which the injured party is entitled to seek compensation.
[1350–1400; Middle English: injury, wrong < Old French < Medieval Latin tortum wrong, injustice < Latin tortus twisted, crooked, dubious, past participle of torquēre to twist]

tort

A wrongful act, done deliberately or through negligence, especially one that causes injury or damage and for which the injured party may bring a civil suit.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tort - (law) any wrongdoing for which an action for damages may be broughttort - (law) any wrongdoing for which an action for damages may be brought
actus reus, wrongful conduct, misconduct, wrongdoing - activity that transgresses moral or civil law; "he denied any wrongdoing"
alienation of affection - a tort based on willful and malicious interference with the marriage relation by a third party without justification or excuse
invasion of privacy - the wrongful intrusion by individuals or the government into private affairs with which the public has no concern
trespass - a wrongful interference with the possession of property (personal property as well as realty), or the action instituted to recover damages
libel - a false and malicious publication printed for the purpose of defaming a living person
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
Translations

tort

[tɔːt] N (Jur) → agravio m, tuerto m

tort

n (Jur) → Delikt nt
References in classic literature ?
In art, as in politics, les grandperes ont toujours tort.
A moment later the regiment roared forth its sudden and valiant re- tort.
Or avant, entre nous tous freres Battons nos charognes bien fort En remembrant la grant misere De Dieu et sa piteuse mort Qui fut pris en la gent amere Et vendus et trais a tort Et bastu sa chair, vierge et dere Au nom de ce battons plus fort.
But the whole thickness of some learned counsel's treatise upon Torts did not screen him satisfactorily.
Recommendation: To help ensure the quality of care provided to veterans by VA practitioners, including that information about all paid tort claims is reported and used appropriately to improve patient care, the Secretary of Veterans Affairs should direct the General Counsel to review all paid tort claims related to medical injuries at VA facilities in prior years to ensure that all of these claims are reported to OMLA.
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A tort case can communicate a normative message, an avoidance message, or a message affirming current practices.
23) "[T]he threat of tort liability has the capacity to deter broadly.
The 'Evolving World of Handling Mass Tort Claims' event will be held at the New Jersey Law Center at 1 Edwin Place in New Brunswick from 5:00 p.
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that the leading theories of tort are radically incomplete and for
A tort theory ought to explain tort law, of course, and in a sense,