The answer to Saturday's quiz is c) Tort. The other words are Heads of Tort.
Here's our definition of Tort from our book "The English Legal System: Vocabulary Series" -
Tort Law/The Law of Tort (noun): The law of tort relates to “civil wrongs”. It is unique in nature as you do not need to have a contract with someone for the law of tort to operate. In the law of tort there are situations when we owe a duty of care to other people (who we may not even know). In these situations we must be careful not to cause or create any injury or damage in these situations. As you can imagine, it is a very popular area of law and there are thousands of common law cases and precedents that have developed the law of Tort over hundreds of years. Tort law includes negligence (carelessness), nuisance (stopping someone having quiet enjoyment of their home), defamation (slander and libel), false imprisonment and trespass (to land and to the person). It is a common law principle and is designed to compensate the victim. It is not designed to punish the person who caused the tort (also known as a “tortfeasor”). Associated Words: Common Law (noun), Defamation (noun), Libel (noun), Slander (noun), Precedent (noun).
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