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Adjective: civil  si-vul
  1. Applying to ordinary citizens as contrasted with the military
    "civil authorities"
  2. Of or in a condition of social order
    "civil peoples"
  3. 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";
    - polite
  4. Of or occurring within the state or between or among citizens of the state
    "civil affairs"; "civil strife"; "civil disobedience"; "civil branches of government"
  5. Of or relating to or befitting citizens as individuals
    "civil rights"; "civil liberty";
    - civic
  6. (of divisions of time) legally recognized in ordinary affairs of life
    "the civil calendar"; "a civil day begins at mean midnight"

See also: civilian, civilised [Brit], civility, civilized

Antonym: rude, sidereal

Encyclopedia: Civil