What does the word civil mean?

Usage examples for civil

  1. Giving him a flat gaze, Mandi said, " Well, maybe that's for the best, if your opinion of civil authority is that low." – An Encounter in Atlanta by Ed Howdershelt
  2. The civil law has absolutely nothing to say on the marriage question. – Life in a Thousand Worlds by William Shuler Harris
  3. I sent you a civil message through that young boy. – When Ghost Meets Ghost by William Frend De Morgan