tortfeasor

noun
tort·​fea·​sor | \ ˈtȯrt-ˌfē-zər \

Legal Definition of tortfeasor

: a person who commits a tort, delict, or quasi-offense

History and Etymology for tortfeasor

Anglo-French tortfesor wrongdoer, from tort wrong + fesor faisour doer, maker, from Old French, from fais-, stem of faire to do, make, from Latin facere

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“Tortfeasor.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/tortfeasor. Accessed 17 Jan. 2022.

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