tortious

[tawr-shuhs]
adjective Law.
of the nature of or pertaining to a tort.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English torcious < Anglo-French, equivalent to torci(on) torsion + -ous -ous; meaning influenced by tort

tortiously, adverb
untortious, adjective
untortiously, adverb
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tortious (ˈtɔːʃəs)
 
adj
law having the nature of or involving a tort; wrongful
 
[C14: from Anglo-French torcious, from torcion, literally: a twisting, from Late Latin tortiō torment, from Latin torquēre to twist; influenced in meaning by tort]
 
'tortiously
 
adv

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Example sentences
But it is plausible to say that those customers will exercise their tortious rights and sue the company.
Finally, the plaintiff must prove it suffered an actual loss as a result of the defendant's alleged tortious interference.
The tortious-interference-with-contract claim therefore failed for lack of proof of the element of damages.
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