- Having to do with people and government office as opposed to the military or religion.
- She went into civil service because she wanted to help the people.
- Behaving in a reasonable or polite manner.
- It was very civil of him to stop the argument.
Etymology: From Latin civilis meaning that it refers to "civilized city dwelling" as opposed to the rural ways of the countryside.
- Dutch: civiel (1)
- French: civil (1,2)
- Italian: civile
- Spanish: civil
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