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Dictionary definition for: Civil

1. (s) applying to ordinary citizens; "civil law" "civil authorities"

2. (a) 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. (a) of or occurring within the state or between or among citizens of the state; "civil affairs" "civil strife" "civil disobediece" "civil branches of government"

4. (a) of or relating to or befitting citizens as individuals; "civil rights" "civil liberty" "civic duties" "civic pride"

5. (a) (of divisions of time) legally recognized in ordinary affairs of life; "the civil calendar" "a civil day begins at mean midnight"

6. (s) of or in a condition of social order; "civil peoples"

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