1. Mischief; injury; calamity. [Obs.]
That had them long opprest with tort. --Spenser.
2. Law 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.
Tort, a. Stretched tight; taut. [R.]
Yet holds he them with tortest rein. --Emerson.
n : (law) any wrongdoing for which an action for damages may be
brought [syn: civil wrong]