What is civil?

  • (adj): Of or occurring within the state or between or among citizens of the state.
    Example: "Civil affairs"; "civil strife"; "civil disobediece"; "civil branches of government"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on civil:

Civil Defense
... Civil defense (Civil defence), (see spelling differences) or civil protection is an effort to protect the citizens of a state (generally non-combatants ... Since the end of the Cold War, the focus of civil defense has largely shifted from military attack to emergencies and disasters in general ... emergency management, emergency preparedness, contingency planning, emergency services, and civil protection ...
Pleading
... written statement filed with a court by parties in a civil action, other than a motion ... Pleading in England and Wales is covered by the Civil Procedure Rules (CPR) ... in United States federal courts is covered by the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure ...
List Of Military Commanders - Modern Era - C.S.A
... Beauregard (US Civil War) Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson (US Civil War) Beverly Robertson (US Civil War) Braxton Bragg (US Civil War) Jubal Anderson Early (US Civil War ... Sheridan (US Civil War) James Longstreet (US Civil War) Joseph Gilbert Totten (US Civil War) Thomas Francis Meagher (US Civil War) Sterling Price (US Civil War) ...
Civil Rights Act
... Civil Rights Act may refer to several acts in the history of civil rights in the United States, including ...
Civil Rights Act - Federal Legislation
... Civil Rights Act of 1866, extending the rights of emancipated slaves by stating that any person born in the United States regardless of race is a U.S ... Civil Rights Act of 1871, also known as the Ku Klux Klan Act, prohibiting ethnic violence against blacks ... Civil Rights Act of 1875, prohibiting discrimination in "public accommodations" found unconstitutional in 1883 as Congress could not regulate conduct of individuals ...

More definitions of "civil":

  • (adj): Applying to ordinary citizens.
    Example: "Civil law"; "civil authorities"
  • (adj): (of divisions of time) legally recognized in ordinary affairs of life.
    Example: "The civil calendar"; "a civil day begins at mean midnight"
  • (adj): Not rude; marked by satisfactory (or especially minimal) adherence to social usages and sufficient but not noteworthy consideration for others.
    Example: "Even if he didn't like them he should have been civil"- W.S. Maugham
    Synonyms: polite
  • (adj): Of or relating to or befitting citizens as individuals.
    Example: "Civil rights"; "civil liberty"
    Synonyms: civic
  • (adj): Of or in a condition of social order.
    Example: "Civil peoples"

Famous quotes containing the word civil:

    [Rutherford B. Hayes] was a patriotic citizen, a lover of the flag and of our free institutions, an industrious and conscientious civil officer, a soldier of dauntless courage, a loyal comrade and friend, a sympathetic and helpful neighbor, and the honored head of a happy Christian home. He has steadily grown in the public esteem, and the impartial historian will not fail to recognize the conscientiousness, the manliness, and the courage that so strongly characterized his whole public career.
    Benjamin Harrison (1833–1901)

    Colonel Shaw
    and his bell-cheeked Negro infantry
    on St. Gaudens shaking Civil War relief,
    propped by a plank splint against the garage’s earthquake.
    Robert Lowell (1917–1977)

    We are too civil to books. For a few golden sentences we will turn over and actually read a volume of four or five hundred pages.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)