Definition of civil:
- Having the manners of one dwelling in a city, as opposed to those of savages or rustics; polite; courteous; complaisant; affable.
- Performing the duties of a citizen; obedient to government; - said of an individual.
- Pertaining to a city or state, or to a citizen in his relations to his fellow citizens or to the state; within the city or state.
- Pertaining to civic life and affairs, in distinction from military, ecclesiastical, or official state.
- Relating to rights and remedies sought by action or suit distinct from criminal proceedings.
- Subject to government; reduced to order; civilized; not barbarous; - said of the community.
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- courteous (part of speech: adjective)
- elegant (part of speech: adjective)
The civil war was by no means over.- "History of the United Netherlands, 1586-89, Vol. II. Complete", John Lothrop Motley Last Updated: February 7, 2009.
For it was not the Church in any sense that used repression; it was the State that did so; and as Dom Adrian had pointed out, this was of the very essence of all civil government.- "Dawn of All", Robert Hugh Benson.
It hasn't been loaded since the Civil War.- "The Day Time Stopped Moving", Bradner Buckner.