civil wrong

Definitions of civil wrong
  1. noun
    (law) any wrongdoing for which an action for damages may be brought
    synonyms: tort
    see moresee less
    types:
    show 8 types...
    hide 8 types...
    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
    continuing trespass
    trespass that is not transient or intermittent but continues as long as the offending object remains
    trespass de bonis asportatis
    an action brought to recover damages from a person who has taken goods or property from its rightful owner
    trespass on the case
    an action brought to recover damages from a person whose actions have resulted indirectly in injury or loss
    trespass quare clausum fregit
    the defendant unlawfully enters the land of the plaintiff
    trespass viet armis
    trespass with force and arms resulting in injury to another's person or property
    type of:
    actus reus, misconduct, wrongdoing, wrongful conduct
    activity that transgresses moral or civil law
Word Family