Relates to oral testimony given by witnesses before a Grand Jury or during a trial.
The witness appeared before the court to give his testimony.
Synonyms: evidence, sworn statement, attestation, affidavit, statement, declaration, assertion, affirmation; allegation, submission, claim, deposition
This is a civil wrong rather than a criminal one. It relates to an intentional or negligent injury against property or a person. Breach of contract is deemed to be an exception.
He was suing for several torts that the man committed.
Synonyms: negligence, damages, assault, battery, fraud, wrongful death, conversion, trespass, defamation, libel, slander
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