A wrongful act other than a breach of contract for which relief may be obtained in the form of damages or an injunction. (Merriam – Webster)
A tort is something that you do or fail to do which harms someone else and for which you can be sued for damages. (Collins Dictionary)
An action that is wrong butt can be dealt with in a civil court rather than a criminal court. (Cambridge Dictionary)
A wrongful act or an infringement of a right (other than under contract) leading to legal liability. (Oxford Dictionaries)
The limits of the tort of negligence in redressing oil spill damage in Nigeria.
Torts Teaching Lessons from the BP Oil Spill.