Origin of tort
Examples from the Web for tort
Most companies want expanded free-trade deals and tort reform.
Maybe they'd have saved Medicare Advantage from cuts, gotten some sort of tort reform thrown in, or slightly changed the pay-fors.
Many of them instead become the kind of nuisance-lawsuit filer that makes the tort system a costly nightmare.
That's when a tort lawyer-sponsored group called the Audi Victims Network alleged the Audi 5000 accelerated of its own volition.
I was pleased to see President Obama talk about tort reform, banning earmarks, tax simplification, and a spending freeze.
As it is an impersonal, artificial thing, a corporation cannot possibly commit a wrong or tort like a natural person.Putnam's Handy Law Book for the Layman|Albert Sidney Bolles
Good, hones' fighters, tho', and tort me how to use my side arms in a tight place.The Bishop of Cottontown|John Trotwood Moore
The same act may constitute a crime, a breach of contract, and a tort.
Claims for tort are not provable, that is, claims for injuries to person or property not arising out of contact.Commercial Law|Samuel Williston, Richard D. Currier, and Richard W. Hill
It is a wrong or tort, to be prevented and corrected by the strong arm of the law.
British Dictionary definitions for tort
Word Origin for tort
Word Origin and History for tort
mid-13c., "injury, wrong," from Old French tort (11c.), from Medieval Latin tortum "injustice," noun use of neuter of tortus "wrung, twisted," past participle of Latin torquere "turn, turn awry, twist, wring, distort" (see thwart). Legal sense of "breach of a duty, whereby someone acquires a right of action for damages" is first recorded 1580s.