Meaning of “tort” in the English Dictionary

"tort" in American English

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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 court action:

The company has an army of tort lawyers ready to back up its demands.

(Definition of “tort” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"tort" in Business English

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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 civil court :

The company claimed compensation 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)