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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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Until recently, tort law in various countries did not seek to intervene in family law even when criminal law in these countries perceived the acts as improper and regarded them as felonies.
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This lexicon invokes the general negligence principle requiring an examination of the substance of the action when in fact tort law does not extend the scope of duty and liability that far.
Although he had a healthy publication record, Fleming does not publish anything on tort law until as late as 1952, the year before the first changes begin to appear in the set texts for the torts course at CUC.
More recently, the "Bill of Rights" chapter in the South African Constitution of 1996 (9) provided an important impetus to develop tort law.
Punitive damages have long been a controversial area of tort law.