civil action

Definition of civil action

  1. :  a lawsuit about a person's rights a civil action for wrongful death

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  of or relating to citizens

    :  of or relating to the state or its citizenry

    :  civilized

  1. :  a thing done :  deed

    :  the accomplishment of a thing usually over a period of time, in stages, or with the possibility of repetition

    :  behavior, conduct

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