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Definitions of civil:
  • adjective:   applying to ordinary citizens
    Example: "Civil law"
  • adjective:   of or relating to or befitting citizens as individuals
    Example: "Civil rights"
  • adjective:   of or occurring within the state or between or among citizens of the state
    Example: "Civil affairs"
  • adjective:   of or in a condition of social order
    Example: "Civil peoples"
  • adjective:   not rude; marked by satisfactory (or especially minimal) adherence to social usages and sufficient but not noteworthy consideration for others
    Example: "Even if he didn't like them he should have been civil- W.S. Maugham"
  • adjective:   (of divisions of time) legally recognized in ordinary affairs of life
    Example: "The civil calendar"
  • name:  A surname (very rare: popularity rank in the U.S.: #74117)

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