concert of action

con·​cert of action | \ ˈkän-sərt- \

Legal Definition of concert of action

1 : a theory in torts that imposes liability on all defendants who have committed tortious acts that contributed to the plaintiff's injury even though only one actually caused the injury — compare alternative liability at liability sense 2b
2 : a rule in criminal law that holds an aider and abettor liable for commission of a criminal act by the principal

Note: Concert of action does not apply where the crime requires more than one person for its commission.

Learn More about concert of action

Cite this Entry

“Concert of action.” The Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 5 December 2019.

Comments on concert of action

What made you want to look up concert of action? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


to accept, comply, or submit

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Semantic Drift Quiz

  • a twisty river
  • Which of the following was once a synonym for fun?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

Syn City

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!