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History of Torts

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Tort is a French word. Its equivalent English word is 'wrong'. In Roman, it is called 'delict'.

The phrase 'Tort' is derived from the Latin word 'Tortum' which means 'twisted' or 'crooked'. The word intends to say that there is a deviation from the normal, straight or correct conduct.

It entered into English Law by the usage of the French-speaking English lawyers and judges, particularly from the Courts of Normandy and Angevin Kings of England. It was a mere obscure term till the middle of the 17th century.

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