Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun One that commits a tort.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In law, a wrongdoer; a trespasser; one who commits or has committed a tort.

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  • noun law A person who commits a tort.

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  • noun a party who has committed a tort
  • noun a party who has committed a tort

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle French tortfaiseur, wrongdoer : tort, wrong, injury (from Old French; see tort) + faiseur, doer (from Old French : faire, fais-, to do; see feasible + -eur, -er, -or; see –or).]

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Old French tort ("wrong") faiseur ("doer").

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  • A wrongdoer, a no goodnik. Basically a great legal term.

    March 21, 2008