A civil wrong other than a breach of contract. Tort usually refers to the causing of damage to property or to a person's reputation, or harm to a person's commercial interests.

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Angry managers have been known to cause a tort when the find that an employee is practicing illicit business procedures.

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The business man was so distraught about the contract that he was stuck in that he committed multiple acts of tort to the owners of said contract.

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After the accident, Charlie did not respond to numerous calls from Susan's insurance company so she had no choice but to file a tort against him in small claims court.

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