civil action Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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civil actionnoun [C]

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an ​officialcomplaint, made by a ​person or ​company in a ​lawcourt against another ​person who is said to have done something to ​harm them, that is ​dealt with by a judge: She brought a ​civilaction against her ​formeremployer.
(Definition of civil action from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “civil action”
in Chinese (Simplified) 民事诉讼…
in Chinese (Traditional) 民事訴訟…
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