HyperDic: civil_action

English > 1 sense of the expression civil action:
NOUNactcivil actionlegal action to protect a private civil right or to compel a civil remedy (as distinguished from criminal prosecution)
English > civil action: 1 sense > noun 1, act
Meaninglegal action to protect a private civil right or to compel a civil remedy (as distinguished from criminal prosecution).
Broaderlegal action, action, action at lawA judicial proceeding brought by one party against another
Spanishacción civil, procedimiento civil
Catalanacció civil, procediment civil

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