Quasi-Criminal Definition and Legal Meaning

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

What is Quasi-Criminal?

(Adj) During trial on a civil maintenance case, a court can act as if it was a criminal case to punish the involved persons for their misdoings, by issuing orders as ‘quasi criminal’. For example sending a person to jail for contempt of court.