State Action Definition and Legal Meaning

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

What is State Action?

(n) State action is action, by which a government or the persons having governing authorities violates the civil rights of an individual, claiming a legal right on anything connected to such actions. For example arresting a person on the ground of preventive custody. State Action gives a right to sue the government for its wrongful actions.