tort-feasor

tortfeasor

[tawrt-fee-zer, -zawr, -fee-]
noun Law.
a person who commits a tort.
Also, tort-feasor.


Origin:
1650–60; < Anglo-French tortfesor wrongdoer (French tortfaiseur). See tort, feasance, -or2

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tort-feasor (ˈtɔːtˈfiːzə)
 
n
law a person guilty of tort
 
[C17: from Old French, literally: wrongdoer, from tort + faiseur, from faire to do]

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