Define: Civil Wrong

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Definition: Civil Wrong


Quick Summary of Civil Wrong


an infringement of a person’s rights, especially a tort.



What is the dictionary definition of Civil Wrong?

Dictionary Definition


A civil wrong or wrong is a cause of action under the law of the governing body. Tort, breach of contract and breach of trust are types of civil wrong. Something that amounts to a civil wrong is said to be wrongful. A wrong involves the violation of a right because wrong and right are complementary terms.


Full Definition of Civil Wrong




Examples of Civil Wrong in a sentence


There are several kinds of civil wrongs, or torts.
A civil wrong against persons or property is called tort.
If someone carelessly crashes their car into yours, that person has committed the civil wrong (tort) of negligence.
The differentiation between crime and civil wrongs has become a fascinating field of study within academia in recent years.
At present, it is limited in the case of civil wrong, with the exception of victims incidental civil action, national compensation and the disputes for breaking of contracts and so on.



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Definition Sources


Definitions for Civil Wrong are sourced/syndicated from:

  • Oxford Dictionary Of Economics
  • BusinessDictionary.com
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

This glossary post was last updated: 4th July 2019.