tort-feasor


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tort-feasor

(ˈtɔːtˈfiːzə)
n
(Law) law a person guilty of tort
[C17: from Old French, literally: wrongdoer, from tort + faiseur, from faire to do]
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Noun1.tort-feasor - a party who has committed a torttort-feasor - a party who has committed a tort  
party - a person involved in legal proceedings; "the party of the first part"
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The intent was to afford injured parties the same protections that exist when a tort-feasor involved in a motor vehicle accident is covered by insurance.
1934) ("An action in tort to recover compensatory damages for injury to property, rather than to the person, survives, but after the death of the defendant tort-feasor exemplary damages cannot be awarded against his estate or his executrices.").
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1983 solely because it employs a tort-feasor. Instead, the plaintiff must identify a municipal "policy" or "custom" that caused the injury.(4) Despite Ms.
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