tort

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See also: -tort, to'rt, and tört

English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

Dialectal variation of tart.

Adjective[edit]

tort (comparative more tort, superlative most tort)

  1. Tart, sharp.

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old French tort, from Latin tortum, from tortus (twisted).

Noun[edit]

tort (plural torts)

  1. An injury or wrong. [from the mid-13th c.]
    • Spenser
      that had them long opprest with tort
  2. (law) A wrongful act, whether intentional or negligent, which causes an injury and can be remedied at civil law, usually through awarding damages. [from the later 16th c.]
  3. (Can we clean up(+) this sense?) (in the plural, torts) The area of law dealing with such wrongful acts.
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  • (legal, a wrongful act): delict (Scottish law)
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Etymology 3[edit]

Adjective[edit]

tort (comparative torter, superlative tortest)

  1. (obsolete) Stretched tight; taut.
    • Emerson
      Yet holds he them with tortest rein.

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Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin tortus.

Adjective[edit]

tort m (feminine torta, masculine plural torts, feminine plural tortes)

  1. bent, twisted, crooked, askew, wonky

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French tort, from Latin tortum, substantive use of tortus, the past participle of torqueō (twist, turn).

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Noun[edit]

tort m (plural torts)

  1. fault
    Elle a le tort d'avoir trop de précipitation. Her trouble is, she's too hasty.
    Le mari n'a aucun tort. The husband is not to blame.
  2. wrong, error
    Je regrette, vous avez tort. I'm afraid you are mistaken.
    Nous avons fait notre choix, à tort ou à raison. We have made our choice, rightly or wrongly.
    • 1837, Louis Viardot, L’Ingénieux Hidalgo Don Quichotte de la Manchefr.Wikisource, translation of El ingenioso hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Volume I, Chapter IV:
      [J]e suis le valeureux don Quichotte de la Manche, le défaiseur de torts et le réparateur d’iniquités.
      ... I am the valiant Don Quixote of La Mancha, the undoer of wrongs and the repairer of iniquities.

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French, from Latin torquere

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Noun[edit]

tort

  1. (law) offense against someone, an insult or inconvenience caused to someone

Usage notes[edit]

Only used in the legal phrase tort og svie

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Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin tortum, substantive use of tortus, the past participle of torqueō (twist, turn).

Noun[edit]

tort m (oblique plural torz or tortz, nominative singular torz or tortz, nominative plural tort)

  1. wrong; misdeed (something considered wrong)
    • 12th Century, Béroul, Tristan et Iseut:
      Sovent regrete le roi Marc
      Son oncle, qui a fait tel tort
      King Mark often regretted
      That his uncle had done such a bad thing

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Polish[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

tort m

  1. torte (type of cake)

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Romanian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin tortus.

Noun[edit]

tort n (plural torturi)

  1. thread (spun and made of hemp)
  2. quantity of spun threads
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Etymology 2[edit]

From German Torte.

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Noun[edit]

tort n (plural torturi)

  1. a cake

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Veps[edit]

Noun[edit]

tort

  1. tart
  2. cake