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act of tort

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  • tort — (from Lat. torquere, to twist, tortus, twisted, wrested aside). A private or civil wrong or injury, including action for bad faith breach of contract, for which the court will provide a remedy in the form of an action for damages. K Mart Corp. v …   Black's law dictionary

  • tort — / tȯrt/ n [Anglo French, wrongful or illegal act, from Old French, injury, from Medieval Latin tortum, from Latin, neuter of tortus twisted, from past participle of torquēre to twist]: a wrongful act other than a breach of contract that injures… …   Law dictionary

  • tort claims act — n. A federal law that makes the U.S. government liable for damages in tort, waiving sovereign immunity except in specific cases; many states also have tort claims acts. The Essential Law Dictionary. Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks,… …   Law dictionary

  • Tort reform in the United States — refers to a topic of debate over the changes to the tort law system of liability and damages. While the phrase tort reform might imply any change in tort law or procedure, the commonly understood use in political and academic arenas describes a… …   Wikipedia

  • Tort reform — refers to the idea of changing the rules applicable to the law of tort. Tort deals with compensation for wrongs and harm done by one party to another s person, property or other protected interests (e.g. reputation, under libel and slander laws) …   Wikipedia

  • Act of God — is a legal term [cite book |last = Black |first = Henry Campbell |title = Black s Law Dictionary |id = ISBN 0 314 76271 X |publisher = West Publishing Co. |year = 1990 |edition = 6th edition |pages = 33 |location = Saint Paul, Minnesota] for… …   Wikipedia

  • Tort — Tort, n. [F., from LL. tortum, fr. L. tortus twisted, crooked, p. p. of torqure to twist, bend. See {Torture}.] 1. Mischief; injury; calamity. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] That had them long opprest with tort. Spenser. [1913 Webster] 2. (Law) Any civil… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tort feasor — Tort Tort, n. [F., from LL. tortum, fr. L. tortus twisted, crooked, p. p. of torqure to twist, bend. See {Torture}.] 1. Mischief; injury; calamity. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] That had them long opprest with tort. Spenser. [1913 Webster] 2. (Law) Any… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tort — [tôrt] n. [OFr < ML tortum < neut. of L tortus, pp. of torquere, to twist < IE * terk , to turn < base * ter , to rub > THROW] a wrongful act, injury, or damage (not involving a breach of contract), for which a civil action can be… …   English World dictionary

  • tort — ► NOUN Law ▪ a wrongful act or an infringement of a right (other than under contract) leading to legal liability. ORIGIN Latin tortum wrong, injustice …   English terms dictionary

  • tort — /tawrt/, n. Law. a wrongful act, not including a breach of contract or trust, that results in injury to another s person, property, reputation, or the like, and for which the injured party is entitled to compensation. [1350 1400; ME: injury,… …   Universalium

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