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."


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