Action Definition and Legal Meaning

On this page, you'll find the legal definition and meaning of Action, written in plain English, along with examples of how it is used.

What is Action?

v. a person’s conduct, behaviour or something that he has done or participated in.n. Actions are divided into 2 categories viz, 1.) criminal action- prosecution in a court of justice in the name of the government, against one or more individuals accused of a crime, and 2.) civil action – legal demand of one’s right, or it is the form given by law for the recovery of that which is due