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  • n. A lawsuit; an action filed in a court of law to recover for injury wrongfully caused by another.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Same as Civil action.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a lawsuit alleging violations of civil law by the defendant


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  • “The family filed the civil suit for Faith’s death, and that was the extent of it.


  • Andrea Lyon, the former Murder Task Force chief, represented him in a civil suit again the city of Chicago.

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  • "If the criminal suit against Danby Honda failed, my lawyer and I were going to launch a civil suit against Danby personally.


  • The criminal investigation went nowhere and the ensuing civil suit against the RNC and NJGOP ended up being settled for one dollar in U.S. district court.

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  • The CFTC's civil suit focuses on a series of trades made in 2008 by Parnon Energy Inc., Arcadia Petroleum, and two traders— Nicholas Wildgoose and James Dyer .

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