Usage examples for tort

  1. The county and borough courts heard cases of felonies, accusations against freemen, tort, and debts. – Our Legal Heritage, 4th Ed. by S. A. Reilly
  2. They did imagine it, I know; for by and by Miss Pollingray whispered: 'Les absents n'auront pas tort, cette fois, n'est- ce- pas? – The Short Works of George Meredith by George Meredith Last Updated: March 7, 2009
  3. In cases of tort and felony the lord of a fief possessed the right of justice high and low. – Historia Amoris: A History of Love, Ancient and Modern by Edgar Saltus
  4. " I tort o' dat. – The Frozen Pirate by W. Clark Russell
  5. And for the idioms, the phrases, and the delicacies of it, conversation and a little attention will teach them you, and that soon; therefore, pray speak it in company, right or wrong, 'a tort ou a travers', as soon as ever you have got words enough to ask a common question, or give a common answer. – Letters to His Son, 1749 by The Earl of Chesterfield
  6. According to the French proverb, 'Les absens ont toujours tort. – Speeches and Addresses of H. R. H. the Prince of Wales: 1863-1888 by Edward VII
  7. Se Fortune donc, par cas d'adventur Vous toult les biens que vostres vous tenez, Tort ne vous fait, aincois vous fait droicture, Car vous n'aviez riens quant vous fustes nez. – A Short History of French Literature by George Saintsbury
  8. For the purposes of the Church and the uses of confession it was more convenient to regard crime or tort, as did the Romans; as a mental condition, dependent altogether upon the state of the mind or " animus." – The Emancipation of Massachusetts by Brooks Adams
  9. The modern form would be: tellement tort, et est- ce ma faute. – A Selection from the Comedies of Marivaux by Pierre Carlet de Chamblain de Marivaux
  10. The courts did rough but substantial justice without distinction between concepts such as tort and contract. – Our Legal Heritage, 4th Ed. by S. A. Reilly
  11. Step Eight: Congress should enact the bold reform proposals that are still awaiting congressional action: bank reform, civil justice reform, tort reform, and my national energy strategy. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  12. " 'Les absents ont toujours tort, '" quotes she, in a low, significant tone. – Rossmoyne by Unknown
  13. Ma foi, il n'a pas tort! – The Martian by George Du Maurier
  14. First there is the moral control exerted by what is ordinarily called conscience, secondly there is the restraint which arises out of the apprehension that the commission of a tort will be followed by a judgment for damages in a civil court, and lastly there is the restraint imposed by the criminal law. – Courts and Criminals by Arthur Train
  15. I did not know French sufficiently well to follow the conversation, but I remember it always commenced mon cher ami, and was plentifully sprinkled with the phrase vous avez tort. – Confessions of a Young Man by George Moore
  16. If a republic to the south of us commits a tort against a foreign nation, such as an outrage against a citizen of that nation, then the Monroe doctrine does not force us to interfere to prevent the punishment of the tort, save to see that the punishment does not assume the form of territorial occupation in any shape. – Contemporary American History, 1877-1913 by Charles A. Beard
  17. He cannot be prosecuted criminally, or, without his own consent, sued civilly in tort or in contract in any court in the land. – The Government of England (Vol. I) by A. Lawrence Lowell
  18. There were also exhibitions of legerdemain- a " Posture Master Boy who performed most surprizing Postures, Transforming Himself into Various Shapes;" performers on the " tort rope;" solar microscopes; " Italian Matcheans or Moving Pictures wherein are to be seen Windmills and Watermills moving around Ships sayling in the Seas, and various curious figures;" electrical machines; " prospects of London" or of " Royall Pallaces;" but, to their credit and good taste be it recorded, I find no notices of monstrosities either in shape of man or beast. – Customs and Fashions in Old New England by Alice Morse Earle