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- 1. civil, civilian (vs. military)
- usage: applying to ordinary citizens as contrasted with the military; "civil authorities"
- 2. civil (vs. uncivil), polite
- usage: 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"- W.S. Maugham
- 3. civil
- usage: of or occurring within the state or between or among citizens of the state; "civil affairs"; "civil strife"; "civil disobedience"; "civil branches of government"
- 4. civil, civic
- usage: of or relating to or befitting citizens as individuals; "civil rights"; "civil liberty"; "civic duties"; "civic pride"
- 5. civil (vs. sidereal)
- usage: (of divisions of time) legally recognized in ordinary affairs of life; "the civil calendar"; "a civil day begins at mean midnight"
- 6. civil, civilized (vs. noncivilized), civilised
- usage: of or in a condition of social order; "civil peoples"
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