Definition of Civil suit

1. Noun. A lawsuit alleging violations of civil law by the defendant.

Generic synonyms: Case, Causa, Cause, Lawsuit, Suit
Category relationships: Jurisprudence, Law

Definition of Civil suit

1. Noun. (legal) A lawsuit; an action filed in a court of law to recover for injury wrongfully caused by another. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Civil Suit

civil order
civil partnerships
civil power
civil procedure
civil right
civil rights
civil rights activist
civil rights leader
civil rights worker
civil servant
civil servants
civil service
civil services
civil society
civil suit (current term)
civil suits
civil time
civil trial
civil twilight
civil unions
civil war
civil wars
civil wrong
civil wrongs
civil year
civilian clothing
civilian dress

Literary usage of Civil suit

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Treatise on the Law of Evidence by Samuel March Phillipps (1822)
"... that the answering of such question may establish, or tend to establish, that he owes a debt, or is otherwise subject to a civil suit. ..."

2. A Sketch of the Laws Relating to Slavery in the Several States of the United by George McDowell Stroud (1827)
"A SLAVE CANNOT BE A PARTY TO A civil suit. It has been shown in a preceding part of the sketch, that a slave can neither acquire nor retain property, ..."

3. The Lives of the Lord Chancellors and Keepers of the Great Seal of England by John Campbell Campbell (1847)
"Bill to de. clare a witness cannot object to answer questions on the ground that his answers may subject him to a civil suit. March :i. 1806. ..."

4. Sinfulness of American Slavery: Proved from Its Evil Sources; Its Injustice by Charles Elliott, Benjamin Franklin Tefft (1851)
"A slave can not be party to a civil suit. 3. A slave can not be a party before a judicial tribunal, in any species of action, against his master, ..."

5. Thirty Years of New York Politics Up-to-date by Matthew Patrick Breen (1899)
"SIX-MILLION civil suit AGAINST TWEED—CRITICAL ... and the only thing he had to fear now was a judgment in the civil suit for six million dollars, ..."

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