tort
Pronunciation
  • (RP) IPA: /tɔːt/
  • (GA) enPR: tô(ɹ)t, IPA: /tɔ(ə)ɹt/, /tɔː(ɹ)t/
Noun

tort (plural torts)

  1. An injury or wrong. [from the mid-13th c.]
    • that had them long opprest with tort
  2. (law) A wrongful act, whether intentional or negligent, which causes an injury and can be remedy#Verb|remedied in civil court, usually through the awarding of damages. [from the later 16th c.]
  3. (law, only in the plural torts) Tort law (the area of law dealing with such wrongful acts).
Synonyms
  • (law: wrongful act) delict (Scottish law)
Translations
  • French: délit civil
  • German: unerlaubte Handlung
  • Italian: illecito civile
  • Portuguese: ato ilícito
  • Spanish: delito civile
Adjective

tort

  1. Tart; sharp.
Adjective

tort (comparative torter, superlative tortest)

  1. (obsolete) Stretched tight; taut.
    • Yet holds he them with tortest rein.
Noun

tort (plural torts)

  1. (slang) A tortoise.
Noun

tort (plural torts)

  1. (slang) A tortoiseshell qual animal with coloured markings on fur.



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