willful tort

Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary

A harmful act that is committed in an intentional and conscious way. For example, if your neighbor builds an ugly new fence and you intentionally mow it down with your truck, that's a willful tort. But carelessly backing into the fence as you pull out of your driveway is not willful, though it's still a tort. Compare: negligence

Definition provided by Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary.