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tortfeasor

[tawrt-fee-zer, -zawr, -fee-] /ˈtɔrtˈfi zər, -zɔr, -ˌfi-/
noun, Law.
1.
a person who commits a tort.
Also, tort-feasor.
Origin
1650-1660
1650-60; < Anglo-French tortfesor wrongdoer (French tortfaiseur). See tort, feasance, -or2
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  • All this does is give a windfall to the tortfeasor's insurers.
Word Origin and History for tortfeasor
n.

1650s, from Old French tortfesor, from tort "wrong, evil" (see tort) + -fesor "doer," from Latin facere "to make" (see factitious).

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