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Tort   Listen
noun
Tort  n.  
1.
Mischief; injury; calamity. (Obs.) "That had them long opprest with tort."
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.






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"Tort" Quotes from Famous Books



... une de ces catastrophes qui font fremir l'Europe voyageuse. L'assassin ne s'arretait pas a la gorge du President. Le vieil aristo n'avait pas assez de sang pour assouvir la soif meurtriere de l'epileptique. RISPERE egorgea tout le monde, a tort et a travers, une veritable tuerie. On le prit les mains rouges, la bouche blanche d'ecume. ...
— Punch, Or The London Charivari, VOL. 100. Feb. 28, 1891 • Various

... encreasyng, and slombryng all delyces with great blame O fortune, doulleur aggrauant, et soupissant tous delices, a grant tort ...
— An Introductorie for to Lerne to Read, To Pronounce, and to Speke French Trewly • Anonymous

... was but a degeneration from the horse, then there is no further limit to be set to the power of Nature, and we should not be wrong in supposing that, with sufficient time, she has evolved all other organised forms from one primordial type" {28a} (et l'on n'auroit pas tort de supposer, que d'un seul etre elle a su tirer avec le temps tous les ...
— Unconscious Memory • Samuel Butler



Words linked to "Tort" :   actus reus, jurisprudence, libel, tort-feasor, wrongful conduct, wrongdoing, misconduct, trespass, civil wrong, invasion of privacy, law



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