meaning of 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.
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.
of or in a condition of social order; "civil ">peoples"

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