tort–feasor

noun

Definition of tort–feasor

plural

-s

  1. :  one that commits or is guilty of a tort

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Origin and Etymology of tort–feasor

French tortfaiseur, from Middle French, from tort wrong + faiseur doer, maker, from fais- (stem of faire to do, make, from Latin facere) + -eur -or — more at tort, do


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