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Overview of adj civil

The adj civil has 6 senses? (first 2 from tagged texts)
1. (7) civil

(applying to ordinary citizens as contrasted with the military; "civil authorities")

2. (1) civil, polite

(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

(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

(of or relating to or befitting citizens as individuals; "civil rights"; "civil liberty"; "civic duties"; "civic pride")

5. civil

((of divisions of time) legally recognized in ordinary affairs of life; "the civil calendar"; "a civil day begins at mean midnight")

6. civil

(of or in a condition of social order; "civil peoples") © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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