civil wrong

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Noun1.civil wrong - (law) any wrongdoing for which an action for damages may be broughtcivil wrong - (law) any wrongdoing for which an action for damages may be brought
actus reus, wrongful conduct, misconduct, wrongdoing - activity that transgresses moral or civil law; "he denied any wrongdoing"
alienation of affection - a tort based on willful and malicious interference with the marriage relation by a third party without justification or excuse
invasion of privacy - the wrongful intrusion by individuals or the government into private affairs with which the public has no concern
trespass - a wrongful interference with the possession of property (personal property as well as realty), or the action instituted to recover damages
libel - a false and malicious publication printed for the purpose of defaming a living person
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
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A tort is a civil wrong that unfairly causes someone else to suffer.
In that regard, this inquiry will consider a time where there was a disturbing symbiosis between Church and State where sin became not a civil wrong but a societal offence.
But the concept of a civil wrong is so broad that the theory is of little use in dealing with core problems of classification and justification of private law obligations.
The adoption by the Knesset of "The Law to Prevent Harm to the State of Israel via Boycott" (generally known as the boycott law), makes it a compensable civil wrong to publicly encourage a boycott against the state of Israel, its institutions or any territory under its rule.
The Boycott Bill, also confusingly nicknamed the 'Anti-Boycott Bill', makes a public call for boycott be that economic, academic or cultural against the State of Israel a civil wrong and punishable under law; punishment could include financial penalties and withdrawal of state benefits.
A tort is a civil wrong affecting private citizens that is not based on a breach of contract.
It is a civil wrong to publish a statement about an identifiable individual that is false and would tend to bring the individual into disrepute, odium, or contempt in the minds of right thinking Canadians.
The Bill would make forced marriage unlawful and a civil wrong, and give victims a new right to seek an injunction from the civil courts, ordering that actions must not take place that will lead to such a marriage.
When stripped of its contentiously political stripes, a tort is merely a civil wrong.
Trespass is a tort - a civil wrong for which the landowner may seek redress through the civil courts.
The company went on to claim that the fine was necessary as AbFab was committing a civil wrong every time it sent out a spam message.
ABSTRACT: The legal concept of vicarious liability and the Doctrine of Respondeat Superior occurs when the servant (employee) commits a tort or civil wrong within the scope of employment and the master (employer) is held liable although the master may have done nothing wrong.