Duhaime's Law Dictionary Tort-Feasor Definition: The person(s) who has committed a tort. Related Terms: Tort, Defendant Also presented without a hyphen, as in tortfeasor. As John Bouvier writes in the 1897 edition of Bouvier's Law Dictionary: "TortFeasor: a wrong-doer; one who commits or is guilty of a tort." In Burke v. Webb Boats, Justice Winchester of the Supreme Court of Oklahoma uses almost identical words: "A tort-feasor is a wrong-doer, that is, one who is guilty of a tort." REFERENCES: Duhaime, Lloyd, Tort & Personal Injury Law Burke v. Webb Boats, Inc., 37 P. 3d 811 (2001) Categories & Topics: Duhaime's Tort and Personal Injury Law Dictionary Always looking up definitions? Save time with our search provider (modern browsers only) If you find an error or omission in Duhaime's Law Dictionary, or if you have suggestion for a legal term, we'd love to hear from you!