• WordNet 3.6
    • n tort (law) any wrongdoing for which an action for damages may be brought
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The Imperial torte, a square chocolate cake with five thin layers of almond paste, was created by a master pastry chef at the court of Emperor Franz Joseph (1830 1916).
    • Tort (Law) Any civil wrong or injury; a wrongful act (not involving a breach of contract) for which an action will lie; a form of action, in some parts of the United States, for a wrong or injury.
    • Tort Mischief; injury; calamity. "That had them long opprest with tort ."
    • a Tort Stretched tight; taut. "Yet holds he them with tortest rein."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n tort Wrong; injustice; harm.
    • n tort In law, a wrong such as the law requires compensation for in damages; an infringement or privation of the private or civil rights of a person considered as a private person or an owner. The same act considered in its relation to the state may be a crime.
    • n tort A cake. Compare tart and torta.
    • n tort A twisting, wrenching, or racking; a griping.
    • n tort A candle; a light.
    • tort Tart; sharp.
    • tort An erroneous form of taut, simulating tort.
    • tort A Middle English form of toward.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Tort tort a term in the law of England including all those wrongs, not arising out of contract, for which a remedy by compensation or damages is given in a court of law:
    • n Tort tort (Spens.) wrong, injury, calamity
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F., from LL. tortum, fr. L. tortus, twisted, crooked, p. p. of torqure, to twist, bend. See Torture


In literature:

Tort, Lambert le, 130.
"A Literary History of the English People" by Jean Jules Jusserand
Generals Le Tort and Labedoyere were added to their number.
"Memoirs of the Private Life, Return, and Reign of Napoleon in 1815, Vol. I" by Pierre Antoine Edouard Fleury de Chaboulon
Torts then are copiously enlarged upon in primitive jurisprudence.
"Ancient Law" by Sir Henry James Sumner Maine
Will no one help to pull the tort'ring arrow From his breast?
"The Life of Friedrich Schiller" by Thomas Carlyle
The others had tort me faith an' zeal, but these tort me discipline.
"The Bishop of Cottontown" by John Trotwood Moore
The question in tort, as to the amount of liability incurred by the owners for outrages and irregularities committed by the master.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
For the husband's torts the wife is not liable.
"History of Woman Suffrage, Volume I"
Neither husband nor wife is liable for the torts of the other.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume IV" by Various
The law of Contracts and Torts is taken entirely from the English law.
"The Arena" by Various
Torte: Two tablespoonfuls butter; two tablespoonfuls sugar; one yolk egg.
"Stevenson Memorial Cook Book" by Various

In news:

This torte is a great choice to serve for special occasions.
The 21st Annual Torte Theatre is December 2 at the Heyde Center for the Arts in Chippewa Falls.
A triple layer apple torte won the dessert category.
Tucson News NowRhubarb Torte .
JACKSON — As the number of tort reform cases before the Mississippi Supreme Court keeps growing, state lawmakers don't seem quite as concerned about the court's rulings as are Mississippi's legal and corporate communities.
Court finds in Kivalina v. ExxonMobil that the EPA and Clean Air Act displaced the Village of Kivalina's tort case.
Illustration Tort Reform by Linas Garsys for The Washington Times more.
Haslam touts tort reform as a business-friendly jobs-creation bill.
State Senate adopts tort reform with Republican majority vote.
Press into a torte pan with a removable bottom.
Worker has intentional tort claim for toxic exposure .
Tort claim filed over state Sen Pam Roach.
A plaintiff who was mistakenly arrested during a multi-state police sweep cannot sue law enforcement officials under the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA).
Medical Malpractice and Tort Reform.

In science:

For BANDW IDTH, this improves O∗ (10n ) algorithm by Feige and Kilian from 2000, for D I S TORT ION this is the first polynomial space exact algorithm that works in O(cn ) time we are aware of.
Bandwidth and Distortion Revisited
As a coproduct, we enhance the O(5n+o(n) )–time and O∗ (2n )–space algorithm for D I S TORT ION by Fomin et al. to an algorithm working in O(4.383n ) time and space.
Bandwidth and Distortion Revisited