Action Legal Meaning and Definition

Here is a simplified definition of the legal term Action.

Action (noun)

  1. Refers to a person's conduct or behavior expressed through their deeds or activities.
  2. In legal context, it's a formal complaint or a demand for justice, categorized into:
  • Criminal Action: A legal proceeding initiated by the government against individuals accused of committing a crime.
  • Civil Action: A lawsuit demanding one's legal rights or to claim something rightfully owed.