civil case

  • A court proceeding (other than criminal) to determine and enforce rights between parties, provide appropriate redress or compensation, and prevent future violations of rights.

    Oregon Secretary of State Archives Division 1
    See also defendant, plaintiff

1Oregon Secretary of State Archives Division, Oregon Historical County Records Guide: Glossary of Terms, http://­­archives/­county/­cpglossary.html (last accessed May 27, 2009).