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tort

tort

 
 
pronunciation:
tort
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Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
definition: in law, any civil rather than criminal harm or injury that violates the implicit duty of each citizen not to harm others, and for which one may bring a civil suit and collect compensation.
Personal injury lawyers will suffer if the campaign to reduce tort claims succeeds.
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derivation: tortious (adj.)