Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: adjective

Formally polite.

Part of speech: adjective

Of or pertaining to a citizen.

Part of speech: adjective

Occurring between citizens of the same country, as a war.

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Usage examples "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", Ed Howdershelt.
  2. The civil law has absolutely nothing to say on the marriage question. - "Life in a Thousand Worlds", William Shuler Harris.
  3. I sent you a civil message through that young boy. - "When Ghost Meets Ghost", William Frend De Morgan.