tortious
tor·tious /'tȯr-shəs/ adj: constituting a tort: recognized as a tort
a tortious act
tortious interference with contract
tor·tious·ly adv

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

tortious
index illicit

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


tortious
Constituting a tort (civil wrong), referring to an act that is a tort.
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


tortious
adj. Being a tort; wrongful; in the nature of a tort.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


tortious
Wrongful; conduct of such character as to subject the actor to civil liability under tort law.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


tortious
Wrongful; conduct of such character as to subject the actor to civil liability under tort law.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

tortious
adj.
   referring to an act which is a tort (civil wrong).
   See also: tort

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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  • Tortious — Tor tious, a. [From {Tort}.] 1. Injurious; wrongful. [Obs.] Tortious power. Spenser. [1913 Webster] 2. (Law) Imploying tort, or privat injury for which the law gives damages; involing tort. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tortious — (adj.) late 14c., from Anglo Fr. torcious (14c.), from stem of torcion, lit. a twisting, from L.L. tortionem (see TORSION (Cf. torsion), and Cf. TORT (Cf. tort)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • tortious — [tôr′shəs] adj. [ME torcious < Anglo Fr] Law of or involving a tort tortiously adv …   English World dictionary

  • tortious — /torshas/ Wrongful; of the nature of a tort. The word tortious is used throughout the Restatement, Second, Torts, to denote the fact that conduct whether of act or omission is of such a character as to subject the actor to liability, under the… …   Black's law dictionary

  • tortious — adjective Date: 1544 implying or involving tort • tortiously adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • tortious — tortiously, adv. /tawr sheuhs/, adj. Law. of the nature of or pertaining to a tort. [1350 1400; ME torcious < AF, equiv. to torci(on) TORSION + ous OUS; meaning influenced by TORT] * * * …   Universalium

  • tortious — adjective Of, pertaining to, or characteristic of torts. Syn: wrongful …   Wiktionary

  • tortious — tor·tious || tÉ”rʃəs / tɔː adj. damaging, of damages (Law) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • tortious — [ tɔ:ʃəs] adjective Law constituting a tort; wrongful. Derivatives tortiously adverb Origin ME (orig. in the sense injurious ): from Anglo Norman Fr. torcious, from the stem of torcion extortion, violence , from late L. tortio(n ) (see torsion) …   English new terms dictionary

  • tortious — tor·tious …   English syllables

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