Meaning of CIVIL in English

CIVIL

Frequency: The word is one of the 1500 most common words in English.

1.

You use ~ to describe events that happen within a country and that involve the different groups of people in it.

...~ unrest.

ADJ: ADJ n

2.

You use ~ to describe people or things in a country that are not connected with its armed forces.

...the US ~ aviation industry.

? military

ADJ: usu ADJ n

3.

You use ~ to describe things that are connected with the state rather than with a religion.

They were married on August 9 in a ~ ceremony in Venice.

...Jewish ~ and religious law.

? religious

ADJ: ADJ n

4.

You use ~ to describe the rights that people have within a society.

...a United Nations covenant on ~ and political rights.

ADJ: ADJ n

5.

Someone who is ~ is polite in a formal way, but not particularly friendly. (FORMAL)

As visitors, the least we can do is be ~ to the people in their own land.

= polite

ADJ

~ly

The man nodded ~ly to Sharpe, then consulted a notebook.

ADV

~ity

...~ity to underlings.

N-UNCOUNT

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