intentional tort
n.
A tort committed deliberately with an express desire to harm.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


intentional tort
A deliberate act that causes harm to another, for which the victim may sue the wrongdoer for damages. Acts of domestic violence, such as assault and battery, are intentional torts (as well as crimes).
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


intentional tort
Wrong perpetrated by one who intends to break the law.

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