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  Definition of civil
  1. of or in a condition of social order; "civil peoples"
  2. not rude; marked by satisfactory (or especially minimal) adherence to social usages and sufficient but not noteworthy consideration for others; "even if he didn''t like them he should have been civil"- W.S. Maugham
  3. (of divisions of time) legally recognized in ordinary affairs of life; "the civil calendar"; "a civil day begins at mean midnight"
  4. applying to ordinary citizens; "civil law"; "civil authorities"
  5. of or relating to or befitting citizens as individuals; "civil rights"; "civil liberty"; "civic duties"; "civic pride"
  6. of or occurring within the state or between or among citizens of the state; "civil affairs"; "civil strife"; "civil disobediece"; "civil branches of government"
Similar Words: polite, civic

 

Pertainyms: citizen, state, nation, country, land, commonwealth, res publica, body politic

 

Attributes: civility

 

 
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