quasi-criminal action

Definition of "quasi-criminal action"
  1. An action that's classified as a wrongdoing against the public, punishable by fines, often involving the breach of a city ordinance but not being a violation of a criminal statute
How to use "quasi-criminal action" in a sentence
  1. The city filed a quasi-criminal action against the business for breaking a sanitation ordinance.
  2. The noise disturbance after hours was considered a quasi-criminal action by the city.
  3. Getting a traffic ticket is a common example of a quasi-criminal action.

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