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tort

Etymology: L, tortus, twisted
(in law) a civil wrong, other than a breach of contract. Torts include negligence, false imprisonment, assault, and battery. The elements of a tort are a legal duty owed by the defendant to the plaintiff, a breach of duty, and damage from the breach of duty. A tort may be constitutional, in which one person deprives another of a right or immunity guaranteed by the Constitution; personal, in which a person or a person's reputation or feelings are injured; or intentional, in which the wrong is a deliberate act that is unlawful. Many other kinds of torts exist. tortious, adj.

tort

Law & medicine An act deemed unlawful and capable of triggering a civil action; the wrongdoer–tortfeasor may be held liable in damages. See Malpractice, Negligence Opthalmology verb To rotate an eye on its anteroposterior axis.

tort,

n civil infractions (except for breach of contract) that result in injury entitling compensation. Includes but is not limited to trespassing, negligence, and defamation.

tort,

n a legal wrong perpetrated on a person or property, independent of contract.
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nominally "private" spaces, including the private law of tort.
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129) In imposing a regime of civil tort liability, rather than letting the matter be resolved by contract, they held that "[t]he law of torts is directed toward compensation" and that "[t]ort law also serves the 'prophylactic' purpose of preventing future harm; payment of damages provides a strong incentive to prevent the occurrence of harm.
Stevens, in a comparison of common law of torts with the civilian law of derelict, reminds his reader that common law is judge-made law whereas codes of civil law are not although it remains true that the civil law cannot be understood without the clarifications and developments by the courts.
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PAGE KEETON, PROSSER AND KEETON ON THE LAW OF TORTS [section] 433(5th ed.
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