Definitions for civil action

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  1. civil action(noun)

    legal action to protect a private civil right or to compel a civil remedy (as distinguished from criminal prosecution)

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  1. civil action(Noun)

    : In the United States, a lawsuit between private parties, including an action by a private person against a government entity, which will be treated as a private party by the court

  2. civil action(Noun)

    Roman Dutch Law: a lawsuit which is not criminal in nature. It may be between the state and a private party. It is usually based in contract, or delict (tort).

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