civil wrong

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n civil wrong (law) any wrongdoing for which an action for damages may be brought
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Usage

In literature:

Our civil code is not the Koran; it is not wrong to examine it.
"What is Property?" by P. J. Proudhon
I implored my brother not to make my jealousy or my wrongs the cause of a civil war.
"Dialogues of the Dead" by Lord Lyttelton
Every Christian ought to know the wrongs of our civilization, in order that he may help to right them.
"Aliens or Americans?" by Howard B. Grose
But in his desire to redress some of the wrongs of the civil war Edward had utterly estranged the Nevilles.
"History of the English People, Volume III (of 8)" by John Richard Green
And yet, were not Erasmus and his fellow-workers as leaders of civilization on a wrong track?
"Erasmus and the Age of Reformation" by Johan Huizinga
It will not do for men to pretend that they do not know which is right and which is wrong; what is civilization and what is barbarism.
"The Right of American Slavery" by True Worthy Hoit
For, by this method, either a moral wrong is committed, or else a civil one.
"Humanity in the City" by E. H. Chapin
On the other hand, whether rightly or wrongly, civilization has created great material demands which must be satisfied.
"The Economic Aspect of Geology" by C. K. Leith
He forgets that it is a civil institution, and proceeds to argue as if it were founded in individual wrong.
"Cotton is King and The Pro-Slavery Arguments" by Various
If civilization chokes it, then civilization is wrong!
"Sunlight Patch" by Credo Fitch Harris
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In poetry:

CLARIN. The civil
Way to tell a man he lies
Is to say he's wrong:-- you twig me,
Now I think I speak my mind.
"The Wonder-Working Magician - Act I" by Denis Florence MacCarthy

In news:

Why opponents of same-sex civil unions are on the wrong side of history.
As a card-carrying member of the Senior Citizen Brigade, it is my obligation to point out loudly and repeatedly where civilization has gone wrong.
Attorneys for the parents of two Hungarian students killed in a Philadelphia collision between a barge and a tour boat have released a new video of the crash only days before a civil wrongful death lawsuit goes to court.
Now in the sequel, Oh, Play That Thing, Henry, on the wrong side of the civil war, does what renegades throughout history have done and leaves for America.
Civil Procedure – Misnomer doctrine doesn't save suit against wrong party.
A civil rights group is fighting to get pregnant teens in New Mexico maternity leave from school, but some people feel it could send the wrong message.
A civil suit has been filed in federal court alleging a Turtle Lake, Wis. Man was wrongfully arrested last year on suspicion of child sexual assault .
The mother of a Llano County Jail inmate who died last year while incarcerated from self-inflicted head trauma has filed a civil lawsuit for wrongful death in an Austin federal court.
TALLADEGA — A Talladega County jury of 10 women and three men was selected Thursday to try a civil suit for wrongful arrest and detention, assault and battery and emotional distress against the city of Talladega brought by Shermon Scales.
In civil case, 2 suspects wrongly convicted in 1977 Iowa killing to argue they were framed .
LITTLE ROCK —Two civil lawsuits allege wrongful death and excessive force by Little Rock police in two officer-involved shootings.
A civil suit has been filed in federal court alleging a Turtle Lake, Wis. Man was wrongfully arrested last year on suspicion of child sexual assault.
And she's just spent three months in federal prison for civil disobedience — for nonviolent protest of something she thinks is wrong.
Whatever you were taught or thought you knew about the post-Civil War era is probably wrong in the light of recent study.
A wrong decision by the Supreme Court on civil rights John Thompson 's real-life narrative sounds like a TV crime drama: It's the stuff of a television crime drama: Prosecutors withhold blood evidence that would exonerate the defendant in.
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