Meaning of CIVIL in English
/ ˈsɪvl; NAmE / adjective
[ only before noun ] connected with the people who live in a country :
civil unrest (= that is caused by groups of people within a country)
—see also civil war
[ only before noun ] connected with the state rather than with religion or with the armed forces :
a civil marriage ceremony
[ only before noun ] involving personal legal matters and not criminal law :
a civil court
—see also civil law
polite in a formal way but possibly not friendly
► civ·il·ly / ˈsɪvəli; NAmE / adverb :
She greeted him civilly but with no sign of affection.
late Middle English : via Old French from Latin civilis , from civis citizen.
Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary. Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне. 2005