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 for which a remedy may be obtained, often described as damages.
"The government was harming children intentionally to try to advance what it viewed as a policy objective," Jones stated, according to AP, adding, "It's heinous and immoral, but it's also a civil wrong for which the law provides a claim for relief."
Opposition members, especially the women MPs belonging to the Congress, NCP and other parties, said that the government had brought the bill with political motives and there was no need to criminalise divorce which is a civil wrong and a social issue.
It may be a civil wrong but it is not a criminal act.
Infringement of individuals' right to property may either be a civil wrong or simply a crime.
"The bill criminalised a civil wrong without any discussion whatsoever with stakeholders.
In India, defamation is both a civil wrong and a criminal act.
A tort is a civil wrong that unfairly causes someone else to suffer.
New Zealand courts had not traditionally recognised a general right of privacy but a tort (civil wrong) of invasion of privacy was starting to be developed through case law, Rademacher said.
"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."
If the latter, could it include, say, compensation for a high earner in her 30s on PS100,000 per annum who could under the current tort (civil wrong) system be entitled to full compensation for loss of earnings and 24 hour care, amounting to several million?