American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Law Damage, injury, or a wrongful act done willfully, negligently, or in circumstances involving strict liability, but not involving breach of contract, for which a civil suit can be brought.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Wrong; injustice; harm.
- n. In law, a wrong such as the law requires compensation for in damages; an infringement or privation of the private or civil rights of a person considered as a private person or an owner. The same act considered in its relation to the state may be a crime.
- n. A cake. Compare tart and torta.
- n. A twisting, wrenching, or racking; a griping.
- n. A candle; a light.
- Tart; sharp.
- An erroneous form of taut, simulating tort.
- A Middle English form of toward.
- adj. Tart, sharp.
- n. this sense?) (plural, torts) The area of law dealing with such wrongful acts.
- adj. obsolete Stretched tight; taut.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. obsolete Mischief; injury; calamity.
- n. (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.
- adj. rare Stretched tight; taut.
- n. (law) any wrongdoing for which an action for damages may be brought
- From Old French tort. (Wiktionary)
- 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. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“First-time filmmaker Susan Saladoff starts where for many Americans, the term "tort reform" first appeared.”
“It also includes a good point about the term tort reform-”
“Some like the term tort deform, which suggests tort deformers, but those terms seem too flip for serious discourse.”
“Try to avoid the word tort by referring to a case more specifically as a negligence or personal-injury lawsuit.”
“BLITZER: All right, let's talk about what they call tort reform.”
“Republican: Take out everything and put in tort reform and interstate competition.”
“Ordinarily attorney's fees are not available in tort claims.”
“Again, there is a well settled test in tort that allows us to discern whether your control over that farming is sufficient to render you liable.”
“The incident was notorious internationally and prompted Congress to draft a resolution asking the states to allow suits in tort for the violation of the law of nations.”
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