tortfeasor

or tort-fea·sor

[ tawrt-fee-zer, -zawr, -fee- ]
/ ˈtɔrtˈfi zər, -zɔr, -ˌfi- /

noun Law.

a person who commits a tort.

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Origin of tortfeasor

1650–60; <Anglo-French tortfesor wrongdoer (French tortfaiseur). See tort, feasance, -or2
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British Dictionary definitions for tortfeasor

tort-feasor
/ (ˈtɔːtˈfiːzə) /

noun

law a person guilty of tort

Word Origin for tort-feasor

C17: from Old French, literally: wrongdoer, from tort + faiseur, from faire to do
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