Civil Law in a Sentence  🔊

Definition of Civil Law

system of law concerned with private affairs between citizens rather than criminal affairs

Examples of Civil Law in a sentence

A dispute between two neighbors that is taken to court would be considered within the realm of civil law rather than criminal justice.  🔊

An example of a civil law case would be one neighbor accusing another neighbor of painting a fence that is on his property.  🔊

Often cases in civil law are not a matter of outright crime, but rather one member of the community being wronged by another and expecting compensation.  🔊

Matters between two members of the community are considered civil law, while matters regarding felonies and crime are considered criminal law.  🔊

I am currently investigating a civil law case regarding the distribution of property between two people that are divorcing.  🔊

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