Definition of "Civil action"

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Remedy imposed by a court of law, usually in the form of a monetary award, as compensation to the insured party for the civil wrong incurred. A civil action is initiated by the injured party (the plaintiff) against the party causing the damages (the defendant). The statute of limitations applies to these actions.

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