Associations to the word «Tort»


TORT, adjective. Tart, sharp.
TORT, noun. An injury or wrong. [from the mid-13th c.]
TORT, noun. (legal) A wrongful act, whether intentional or negligent, which causes an injury and can be remedied at civil law, usually through awarding damages. [from the later 16th c.]
TORT, noun. (Can we clean up([1]) this sense?) (in the plural) (torts) The area of law dealing with such wrongful acts.
TORT, adjective. (obsolete) Stretched tight; taut.

Dictionary definition

TORT, noun. (law) any wrongdoing for which an action for damages may be brought.

Wise words

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C. S. Lewis