tortfeasor


tortfeasor
tortfeasor 1650s, from O.Fr. tortfesor, from tort "wrong, evil" (see TORT (Cf. tort)) + -fesor "doer," from L. facere "to make" (see FACTITIOUS (Cf. factitious)).

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  • tortfeasor — tort·fea·sor / tȯrt ˌfē zər/ n [Anglo French tortfesor wrongdoer, from tort wrong + fesor faisour doer, maker, from Old French, from fais , stem of faire to do, make, from Latin facere]: a person who commits a tort, delict, or quasi offense… …   Law dictionary

  • tortfeasor — /tawrt fee zeuhr, zawr, fee /, n. Law. a person who commits a tort. Also, tort feasor. [1650 60; < AF tortfesor wrongdoer (F tortfaiseur). See TORT, FEASANCE, OR2] * * * …   Universalium

  • tortfeasor — noun A person who commits a tort. See Also: tortfeasance …   Wiktionary

  • tortfeasor — tÉ”rt‚fɪːzÉ™(r) /tɔː n. one who commits an injustice, one who causes harm (Law) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • tortfeasor — [ tɔ:tfi:zə] noun Law a person who commits a tort. Origin C17: from OFr. tort fesor, from tort wrong and fesor doer …   English new terms dictionary

  • tortfeasor — /tɔtˈfizə/ (say tawt feezuh) noun Law someone who commits a tort. {tort + Old French faiseur doer} …   Australian English dictionary

  • tortfeasor — One guilty of a tort. A person who commits a tort; a wrongdoer. See joint tortfeasors …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • tortfeasor — n. Law a person guilty of tort. Etymology: OF tort fesor, tort faiseur, etc. f. tort wrong, fesor, faiseur doer …   Useful english dictionary

  • joint tortfeasor — n: any of two or more parties held jointly or severally liable for the same tort see also contribution; joint liability at liability 2b Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • successive tortfeasor — n: any of two or more tortfeasors whose negligent acts are independent though causing injury to the same third party Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary


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