Definition of civil wrong in English:

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civil wrong

noun

Law
An infringement of a person’s rights, such as a tort or breach of contract.
Example sentences
  • The law of torts, or civil wrongs, is extensive and its boundaries are indistinct.
  • In the nineteenth century it was accepted that a conviction for criminal conspiracy could be based on an agreement to do any unlawful act, even though that act was not criminal but only a civil wrong, such as a tort or breach of contract.
  • There is a risk of creating anomalies between damages recoverable for breach of Convention rights and those for other civil wrongs.

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Syllabification: civ·il wrong

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