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An infringement of a person's rights, such as a tort or breach of contract.
- ‘In the nineteenth century it was accepted that a conviction for criminal conspiracy could be based on an agreement to do any unlawful act, even though that act was not criminal but only a civil wrong, such as a tort or breach of contract.’
- ‘The law of torts, or civil wrongs, is extensive and its boundaries are indistinct.’
- ‘There is a risk of creating anomalies between damages recoverable for breach of Convention rights and those for other civil wrongs.’
- ‘What civil wrong have these defendants committed?’
- ‘It is a civil wrong to cause injury to another by negligence in driving a vehicle, but the claim is barred or reduced if the negligent conduct of the person injured is also a cause of the injury.’
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