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 civil wrong or injury; a wrongful act (not involving a breach of contract) for which an action will lie; a form of action, in some parts of the United States, for a wrong or injury. [1913 Webster]

{Executor de son tort}. See under {Executor}.

{Tort feasor} (Law), a wrongdoer; a trespasser. --Wharton. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • tort-feasor — [tôrt′fē′zər] n. 〚Fr tortfaiseur < MFr < tort, TORT + faiseur, one who does < fais , stem of faire, to do < L facere: see DO1〛 Law a person who commits or is guilty of a tort * * …   Universalium

  • tort-feasor — [tôrt′fē′zər] n. [Fr tortfaiseur < MFr < tort, TORT + faiseur, one who does < fais , stem of faire, to do < L facere: see DO1] Law a person who commits or is guilty of a tort …   English World dictionary

  • tort-feasor — noun a party who has committed a tort • Syn: ↑tortfeasor • Hypernyms: ↑party * * * ˈ ̷ ̷|fēzər, ˌzȯ(ə)r noun ( s) Etymology: French tortfaiseur, from Middle French, from …   Useful english dictionary

  • tort-feasor — A wrong doer; an individual or business that commits or is guilty of a tort. See also joint tort feasors …   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

  • feasor — see tort feasor …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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 — /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

  • feasor — /fiyzar/ Doer; maker. Feasors del estatute, makers of the statute. Also used in the compound term, tort feasor, one who commits or is guilty of a tort …   Black's law dictionary

  • feasor — /fiyzar/ Doer; maker. Feasors del estatute, makers of the statute. Also used in the compound term, tort feasor, one who commits or is guilty of a tort …   Black's law dictionary

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