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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

The Civil Rights Movement, it wasn't just a couple of, you know, superstars like Martin Luther King. It was thousands and thousands - millions, I should say - of people taking risks, becoming leaders in their community.
Barbara Ehrenreich

One of the main lessons I have learned during my five years as Secretary-General is that broad partnerships are the key to solving broad challenges. When governments, the United Nations, businesses, philanthropies and civil society work hand-in-hand, we can achieve great things.
Ban Ki-moon

No one need think that the world can be ruled without blood. The civil sword shall and must be red and bloody.
Andrew Jackson

This union has been divided in like a civil war - brother against brother - sister against sister. And I'm pulling it together. We've already seen evidence of that in New York, in Pennsylvania, in California. The first thing is we have to get on the same page. We have to be united in one cause.
James P. Hoffa

I feel that my father's greatest legacy was the people he inspired to get involved in public service and their communities, to join the Peace Corps, to go into space. And really that generation transformed this country in civil rights, social justice, the economy and everything.
Caroline Kennedy
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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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