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 for tort
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Tort \Tort\, n. [F., from LL. tortum, fr. L. tortus twisted,
     crooked, p. p. of torqure to twist, bend. See Torture.]
     1. Mischief; injury; calamity. [Obs.]
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              That had them long opprest with tort. --Spenser.
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     2. (Law) Any civil wrong or injury; a wrongful act (not
        involving a breach of contract) for which an action will
        lie; a form of action, in some parts of the United States,
        for a wrong or injury.
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     Executor de son tort. See under Executor.
     Tort feasor (Law), a wrongdoer; a trespasser. --Wharton.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Tort \Tort\, a.
     Stretched tight; taut. [R.]
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           Yet holds he them with tortest rein.     --Emerson.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: (law) any wrongdoing for which an action for damages may be
           brought [syn: tort, civil wrong]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  53 Moby Thesaurus words for "tort":
     atrocity, breach, crime, crime against humanity, deadly sin,
     delict, delinquency, dereliction, diablerie, enormity, error, evil,
     failure, fault, felony, genocide, guilty act, heavy sin,
     illegality, impropriety, indiscretion, inexpiable sin, iniquity,
     injury, injustice, lapse, malefaction, malfeasance, malum,
     minor wrong, misdeed, misdemeanor, misfeasance, mortal sin,
     nonfeasance, offense, omission, outrage, peccadillo, peccancy, sin,
     sin of commission, sin of omission, sinful act, slip,
     transgression, trespass, trip, unutterable sin, venial sin,
     violation, wrong, wrongdoing

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  TORT. An injury; a wrong; (q.v.) hence the expression an executor de son 
  tort, of his own wrong. Co. Lit. 158. 
       2. Torts may be committed with force, as trespasses, which may be an 
  injury to the person, such as assault, battery, imprisonment; to the 
  property in possession; or they may be committed without force. Torts of 
  this nature are to the absolute or relative rights of persons, or to 
  personal property in possession or reversion, or to real property, corporeal 
  or encorporeal, in possession or reversion: these injuries may be either by 
  nonfeasance, malfeasance, or misfeasance. 1 Chit. Pl. 133-4. Vide 1 Fonb. 
  Eq. 4; Bouv. Inst. Index, h.t.; and the article Injury. 

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