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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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torttort /tɔːt $ tɔːrt/ noun [countable, uncountable]  lawSCL an action that is wrong but not criminal and can be dealt with in a civil court of law
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tortIt is not possible to consider this scheme in a tort book and students should consult a specialist work for detail.Both the above cases are personal injury cases and tort damages are not the only form of compensation available.But it is still possible to fall between tort damages and entitlement to social security.This mutual exclusiveness of subjects does not hold between tort and contract.If the problem appears to be a novel one, it may raise the theory of general liability in tort.Where there are two successive torts, the first tortfeasor's liability is unaffected by the second tort.In Donoghue v. Stevenson we see the synthesis of the previous decisions on the tort of negligence.Where the tort is followed by a disabling illness, this must be taken into account in assessing the tortfeasor's liability.
From Longman Business Dictionarytorttort /tɔːttɔːrt/ noun [countable, uncountable] LAW an action that is wrong but not criminal and can be dealt with in a CIVIL court of lawthe tort of negligenceclaiming damages in torta reform of the US tort system
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