Definitions for "Civil suit"
Lawsuit in which a plaintiff seeks to (1) collect damages for injuries or for economic loss or (2) have the court issue a permanent injunction against further wrongful action. Compare class action suit.
a lawsuit alleging violations of civil law by the defendant
a poor substitute for habeas corpus, particularly when it could theoretically result in a verdict inconsistent with plaintiff's conviction
A type of legal action in court brought by persons to enforce laws against violators, usually invoking a statutory right to sue without showing traditional standing.
a legal proceeding that can be filed in a Federal court of law