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- noun law : In the
United States, a lawsuitbetween private parties, including an action by a private person against a government entity, which will be treated as a private party by the court
- noun Roman Dutch Law: a lawsuit which is not
criminalin nature. It may be between the state and a private party. It is usually based in contract, or delict( tort).
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- noun legal action to protect a private civil right or to compel a civil remedy (as distinguished from criminal prosecution)
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