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Definition of Civil
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.
Subject to government; reduced to order; civilized; not barbarous; -- said of the community.
Performing the duties of a citizen; obedient to government; -- said of an individual.
Having the manners of one dwelling in a city, as opposed to those of savages or rustics; polite; courteous; complaisant; affable.
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.
The taxpayer - that's someone who works for the federal government but doesn't have to take the civil service examination.
I favor the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and it must be enforced at gunpoint if necessary.
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
Our contest is not only whether we ourselves shall be free, but whether there shall be left to mankind an asylum on earth for civil and religious liberty.
The highest glory of the American Revolution was this: it connected in one indissoluble bond the principles of civil government with the principles of Christianity.
John Quincy Adams
More "Civil" Quotations
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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