Civil wrong
A civil wrong or wrong is a cause of action
Cause of action
In the law, a cause of action is a set of facts sufficient to justify a right to sue to obtain money, property, or the enforcement of a right against another party. The term also refers to the legal theory upon which a plaintiff brings suit...

 under the law of England and Wales
England and Wales
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. Tort
A tort, in common law jurisdictions, is a wrong that involves a breach of a civil duty owed to someone else. It is differentiated from a crime, which involves a breach of a duty owed to society in general...

, breach of contract
Breach of contract
Breach of contract is a legal cause of action in which a binding agreement or bargained-for exchange is not honored by one or more of the parties to the contract by non-performance or interference with the other party's performance....

 and breach of trust
Breach of Trust
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 are types of civil wrong.

Something that amounts to a civil wrong is said to be wrongful.

A wrong involves the violation of a right because wrong and right are complementary terms.

A statement that an act complained of is legally wrongful as regards the party complaining implicitly includes a statement that the act complained of prejudicially affects the party complaining in some legal right.

The law that relates to civil wrongs is part of the branch of the law that is called the civil law
Civil law (common law)
Civil law, as opposed to criminal law, is the branch of law dealing with disputes between individuals or organizations, in which compensation may be awarded to the victim...


A civil wrong is capable of being followed by what are called civil proceedings.
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