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tortious

[ tawr-shuhs ]
/ ˈtɔr ʃəs /
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adjective Law.

of the nature of or pertaining to a tort.

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Origin of tortious

1350–1400; Middle English torcious<Anglo-French, equivalent to torci(on) torsion + -ous-ous; meaning influenced by tort

OTHER WORDS FROM tortious

tor·tious·ly, adverbun·tor·tious, adjectiveun·tor·tious·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for tortious

tortious
/ (ˈtɔːʃəs) /

adjective

law having the nature of or involving a tort; wrongful

Derived forms of tortious

tortiously, adverb

Word Origin for tortious

C14: from Anglo-French torcious, from torcion, literally: a twisting, from Late Latin tortiō torment, from Latin torquēre to twist; influenced in meaning by tort
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