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Pronunciation : Tort
Part of Speech : n.
Etymology : [F., from LL. tortum, fr. L. tortus twisted, crooked, p. p. of torqure to twist, bend. See Torture.]
Definition : 1. Mischief; injury; calamity. [Obs.] That had them long opprest with tort. Spenser.

2. (Law)

Defn: Any civil wrong or injury; a wrongful act (not involving a breach of contract) for which an action will lie; a form of action, in some parts of the United States, for a wrong or injury. Executor de son tort. See under Executor. -- Tort feasor (Law), a wrongdoer; a trespasser. Wharton.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Tort
Part of Speech : a.
Definition : Defn: Stretched tight; taut. [R.] Yet holds he them with tortestrein. Emerson.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

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