tortious

adjective
tor·​tious | \ ˈtȯr-shəs How to pronounce tortious (audio) \

Definition of tortious

: implying or involving tort tortious acts

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Other Words from tortious

tortiously adverb

Examples of tortious in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The complaint also asserts unjust enrichment, breach of contract, and tortious interference with contract and conversion. Ineye Komonibo, refinery29.com, "Erika Jayne & Her Ex Tom Girardi Are Being Sued For Alleged Embezzlement & Theft," 3 Dec. 2020 After a two-week trial and six hours of deliberations, the jury unanimously returned a verdict that found Gordon’s companies liable on multiple counts of breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty and tortious interference. Dave Brooks, Billboard, "Former KAABOO Owner Satisfies $7 Million 'Thunder on the Mountain' Judgement," 8 Sep. 2020 Brown also pled contract and tortious interference claims premised on his deals for the Bravo reality series Being Bobby Brown. Eriq Gardner, Billboard, "Whitney Houston Showtime Doc Doesn't Need Bobby Brown's Consent, Judge Rules," 5 Aug. 2019 Joel and Mary Rich in March 2018 sued Fox News, along with as well as reporter Malia Zimmerman and guest Ed Butowsky, for intentional infliction of emotional distress and tortious interference. Ashley Cullins, The Hollywood Reporter, "Fox News Asks Court to Toss Suit from Seth Rich's Parents, Again," 3 Feb. 2020 The umpire is suing Lockilear for slander, conspiracy, intentional infliction of emotional distress, and tortious interference with a contract. Doha Madani, NBC News, "Umpire claims in lawsuit South Carolina mayor had him fired over kickball call," 25 Oct. 2019 However, a countersuit could raise a tortious interference with contractual relations claim since Brown could argue Taylor is attempting to harm his NFL career and relationship with the Patriots. Michael Mccann, SI.com, "Inside the Federal Lawsuit Filed Against Antonio Brown for Rape and Sexual Assault," 11 Sep. 2019 Mignogna’s lawsuit, filed April 18 in Tarrant County, alleges defamation, tortious interference and other charges against Rial, Toye, Marchi and Funimation. Sharon Grigsby, Dallas News, "Anime gets its #MeToo moment in clash between Dallas-area voice actors," 3 Aug. 2019 This interoperability defence would have to shield digital toolsmiths from all manner of claims: tortious interference, bypassing copyright locks, patent infringement and, of course, violating terms of service. The Economist, "Regulating Big Tech makes them stronger, so they need competition instead," 6 June 2019

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First Known Use of tortious

1544, in the meaning defined above

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“Tortious.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tortious. Accessed 15 Jan. 2021.

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tortious

adjective
tor·​tious | \ ˈtȯr-shəs How to pronounce tortious (audio) \

Legal Definition of tortious

: constituting a tort : recognized as a tort a tortious act tortious interference with contract

Other Words from tortious

tortiously adverb

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