tortious

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Anglo-Norman torcious.

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Adjective[edit]

tortious (comparative more tortious, superlative most tortious)

  1. (obsolete) Wrongful; harmful.
    • 1596, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, IV.9:
      he found great store of hoorded threasure, / The which that tyrant gathered had by wrong / And tortious powre […].
  2. (law) Of, pertaining to, or characteristic of torts.

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