joint tortfeasor

noun

Legal Definition of joint tortfeasor

: any of two or more parties held jointly or severally liable for the same tort — see also contribution, joint liability at liability sense 2b

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“Joint tortfeasor.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/joint%20tortfeasor. Accessed 26 Oct. 2020.

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