CONTORT

CONTORT

contort (kon-tort), n.

1. (usu. pl.) The overlapping domain of contract law and tort law.

¡°I have occasionally suggested to my students that a desirable reform in legal education would be to merge the first-year courses in Contracts and Torts into a single course which we could call Contorts.¡± Grant Gilmore, The Death of Contract 90 (1974).

2. A specific wrong that falls within that domain.

3. Informal. A constitutional tort. See constitutional tort under TORT.


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