Meaning of CIVIL in English

CIVIL

■ adjective

1》 relating to ordinary citizens, as distinct from military or ecclesiastical matters.

2》 Law non-criminal: a ~ court.

3》 courteous and polite.

4》 (of time measurement) fixed by custom or law, not natural or astronomical.

Derivatives

~ly adverb

Origin

ME: via OFr. from L. ~is , from civis 'citizen'.

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