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tortnoun [C]

 us   /tɔrt/
an ​act of ​injury or ​damage to a ​person or ​property that is ​covered by a ​law, so that the ​person can ​start a ​courtaction: The ​company has an ​army of tort ​lawyersready to back up ​itsdemands.
(Definition of tort from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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tortnoun [C or U]

uk   /ˈtɔːt/  us   /ˈtɔːrt/ LAW
an ​action that is wrong but not ​criminal and so can be dealt with in a civilcourt : The ​companyclaimedcompensation for the ​work made necessary by the ​defendants' tort. New tort ​legislation was ​enacted in March. If the ​product caused ​damage to the ​buyer, then the ​seller would be ​open to a claim in tort.
(Definition of tort from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “tort”
in Chinese (Simplified) (不构成刑事犯罪的)民事侵权行为…
in Chinese (Traditional) (不構成刑事犯罪的)民事侵權行為…
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