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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Legal experts have deduced that this is a brazen attempt to convert a civil wrong into a criminal offence.
Revenge porn - posting explicit images without the consent of everyone in those images - is a crime, a civil wrong, and a form of domestic abuse," Chyna's attorney, Lisa Bloom, said on Tuesday in a statement.
The Supreme Court in its judgment emphasised that the civil wrong of negligence is different to the establishment of breach of statutory duty and that the correct pleading should include details and refer separately to the two actionable rights.
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.
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.
This is a newer version of the British Mandatory Civil Wrong Ordinance, 1944, P.
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.
Exclusion one is geared toward a civil wrong committed by the insured--such as an invasion of the civil right of privacy--while exclusion four deals with a criminal wrong.
A tort is a civil wrong that affects private citizens and is not based on a breach of contract.
A tort is a civil wrong affecting private citizens that is not based on a breach of contract.