noun. ['ˈtɔrt'] (law) any wrongdoing for which an action for damages may be brought.
- wrongful conduct
- civil wrong
- invasion of privacy
- alienation of affection
- actus reus
- tort (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
Rhymes with Tort
Sentences with tort
1. Noun, singular or mass
Leaving a banana peel on the floor of your restaurant that someone slips on is a tort.
2. Verb, base form
The same reasoning applies to tort actions, especially negligence.
noun. a party who has committed a tort.