civil liability
civil liability see liability 2b

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

civil liability
A legal obligation that arises to a private party, usually for payment of damages or other court-enforcement of a lawsuit.
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


civil liability

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

civil liability
n.
   potential responsibility for payment of damages or other court-enforcement in a lawsuit, as distinguished from criminal liability, which means open to punishment for a crime.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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