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civil action

noun [C] uk   us  
an official complaint, made by a person or company in a law court against another person who is said to have done something to harm them, that is dealt with by a judge: She brought a civil action against her former employer.
Translations of “civil action”
in Chinese (Traditional) 民事訴訟…
in Chinese (Simplified) 民事诉讼…
(Definition of civil action from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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