Definition of Tortious

1. Adjective. Of or pertaining to the nature of a tort. "Tortious acts"

Partainyms: Tort

Definition of Tortious

1. a. Injurious; wrongful.

Definition of Tortious

1. Adjective. (legal) Of, pertaining to, or characteristic of torts. ¹

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Definition of Tortious

1. of the nature of a tort [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tortious

torticollis spastica
tortilla chip
tortilla chips
tortious (current term)
tortious interference
tortoise plant
tortoise shell
tortoise shells

Literary usage of Tortious

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1. Judicial and Statutory Definitions of Words and Phrases by West Publishing Company (1904)
"Conversion sufficient to support an action of trover must be a positive, tortious act." Pol- ley т. Lenot Ironworks, 84 Mass. (2 Allen) 1S2, 184. ..."

2. A Treatise on the Law of Bailments: Including Carriers, Innkeepers and Pledge by James Schouler (1897)
"But let us observe here that in those quasi bailments which grow out of a tortious possession, the bailee must account absolutely for what he holds without ..."

3. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1911)
"... for the hatred, ridicule, and contempt which he has been made to undergo on account of the tortious conduct of the said defendant company, ..."

4. The American and English Encyclopedia of Law by John Houston Merrill, Charles Frederic Williams, Thomas Johnson Michie, David Shephard Garland (1892)
"unless so expressed,1 but even when special they cover the tortious acts* (other than mere trespasses;3 of the covenantor himself, or the tortious acts of ..."

5. Select Essays in Anglo-American Legal History by Association of American Law Schools, Mikell, William Ephraim, 1868-, Ernst Freund, John Henry Wigmore (1909)
"RESPONSIBILITY FOR tortious ACTS: ITS HISTORY1 BY JOHN HENRY ... than of the notion of Responsibility for tortious Acts. By this phrase is indicated that ..."

6. The diplomatic protection of citizens abroad or the law of international claims by Edwin Montefiore Borchard (1915)
"tortious ACTS ยง 77. tortious Acts. It is when we come to deal with the international of the state for the torts of its administrative and exe that more ..."

7. The Principles of the Law of Evidence: With Elementary Rules for Conducting by William Mawdesley Best, John Archibald Russell, Appleton Morgan (1882)
"Wrongful or tortious conduct will not be presumed, " Injuria non ... the court will presume that he did not come by it in any tortious way. ..."

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