from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of, pertaining to, or characteristic of torts.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Injurious; wrongful.
  • adj. Imploying tort, or privat injury for which the law gives damages; involing tort.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Wicked; wrong; base.
  • In law, having the character of a tort.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of or pertaining to the nature of a tort


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