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civil law
as:  contrasted to criminal law

The burden of proof is greater in criminal law than in civil law.
  the body of law governing relationships between individuals not involving the state, such as the fulfillment of contracts
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civil litigation civil law civil code
Strongly Associated with:   common law, statutory law, administrative law, criminal law
The standard of proof in civil cases is preponderance of evidence (a greater weight of evidence for than against), which is a weaker standard than absence of a reasonable doubt required for criminal law.

Civil law is traditionally divided into three main areas:  property, contract, and tort.
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  • The burden of proof is greater in criminal law than in civil law.
  • Tort law is the part of civil law that is most controversial.
  • Rob McDuff, an old friend of mine from Jackson, Mississippi, agreed to join our team for the civil litigation.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
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Associated words [difficulty]:   civil law [8] , common law [4] , statutory law [3] , criminal law [7] , statutory law [3] , common law [4] , criminal law [7] , canon law [8] , public law [8]
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