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Definition of Civil

Civil

  1. 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.
  2. Subject to government; reduced to order; civilized; not barbarous; -- said of the community.
  3. Performing the duties of a citizen; obedient to government; -- said of an individual.
  4. Having the manners of one dwelling in a city, as opposed to those of savages or rustics; polite; courteous; complaisant; affable.
  5. Pertaining to civic life and affairs, in distinction from military, ecclesiastical, or official state.
  6. Relating to rights and remedies sought by action or suit distinct from criminal proceedings.

Civil Quotations

It is impossible to struggle for civil rights, equal rights for blacks, without including whites. Because equal rights, fair play, justice, are all like the air: we all have it, or none of us has it. That is the truth of it.
Maya Angelou

The taxpayer - that's someone who works for the federal government but doesn't have to take the civil service examination.
Ronald Reagan

By the 1960s, many of us believed that the Civil Rights Movement could eliminate racism in America during our lifetime. But despite significant progress, racism remains.
Bill Cosby

I favor the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and it must be enforced at gunpoint if necessary.
Ronald Reagan

A liberal education is at the heart of a civil society, and at the heart of a liberal education is the act of teaching.
A. Bartlett Giamatti
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Civil Translations

civil in Dutch is civiel
civil in French is civil
civil in Italian is civico
civil in Latin is domesticus, civilis
civil in Spanish is burgues, civil

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