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tort

noun [C or U]
 
 
/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.
Translations of “tort”
in Chinese (Traditional) (不構成刑事犯罪的)民事侵權行為…
in Chinese (Simplified) (不构成刑事犯罪的)民事侵权行为…
(Definition of tort from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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