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() this sense?) (in the plural) (torts) The area of law dealing with such wrongful acts.
TORT, adjective. (obsolete) Stretched tight; taut.
TORT, noun. (law) any wrongdoing for which an action for damages may be brought.
The right word may be effective, but no word was ever as effective as a rightly timed pause.