Definition of "tort" [tort]

  • (noun) Law Damage, injury, or a wrongful act done willfully, negligently, or in circumstances involving strict liability, but not involving breach of contract, for which a civil suit can be brought.

Use "tort" in a sentence

  • "First-time filmmaker Susan Saladoff starts where for many Americans, the term "tort reform" first appeared."
  • "It also includes a good point about the term tort reform-"
  • "Some like the term tort deform, which suggests tort deformers, but those terms seem too flip for serious discourse."

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