Top Definition
In policing, a crime that the police cannot be bothered to deal with.
"Sorry sir, that robbery is a civil matter"
by Zamzara October 09, 2007
Anything that police can not get in the middle of. Such as custody battles, divorces, or anything that doesn't involve a crime.
sorry sir you will need to talk to your lawyer due to this being a civil matter.
by agilk March 16, 2016
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