[ tawr-shuhs ]
/ ˈtɔr ʃəs /
of the nature of or pertaining to a tort.
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Origin of tortious
OTHER WORDS FROM tortioustor·tious·ly, adverbun·tor·tious, adjectiveun·tor·tious·ly, adverb
Words nearby tortious
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Example sentences from the Web for tortious
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British Dictionary definitions for tortious
/ (ˈtɔːʃəs) /
law having the nature of or involving a tort; wrongful
Derived forms of tortioustortiously, 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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