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.
, crime against humanity
, deadly sin
, guilty act
, heavy sin
, inexpiable sin
, minor wrong
, mortal sin
, sin of commission
, sin of omission
, sinful act
, unutterable sin
, venial sin