What is civil?

  • (adj): Applying to ordinary citizens.
    Example: "Civil law"; "civil authorities"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on civil:

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 ...
Pleading
... statement filed with a court by parties in a civil action, other than a motion ... courts is covered by the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure ... courts of the individual states is covered by the rules of civil procedure either promulgated by the respective state Supreme Courts, or by statute by the respective legislatures ...
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 ... 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 Defense
... Civil defense (Civil defence), (see spelling differences) or civil protection is an effort to protect the citizens of a state (generally non-combatants) from military attack ... 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 preparedness, contingency planning, emergency services, and civil protection ...
Civil Rights Act
... Civil Rights Act may refer to several acts in the history of civil rights in the United States, including ...

More definitions of "civil":

  • (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 divisions of time) legally recognized in ordinary affairs of life.
    Example: "The civil calendar"; "a civil day begins at mean midnight"
  • (adj): Of or in a condition of social order.
    Example: "Civil peoples"
  • (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"
  • (adj): Of or relating to or befitting citizens as individuals.
    Example: "Civil rights"; "civil liberty"
    Synonyms: civic

Famous quotes containing the word civil:

    When civil fury first grew high,
    And men fell out, they knew not why;
    When hard words, jealousies, and fears,
    Set folks together by the ears,
    And made them fight, like mad or drunk,
    For Dame Religion, as for punk;
    Samuel Butler (1612–1680)

    ... one of the blind spots of most Negroes is their failure to realize that small overtures from whites have a large significance ... I now realize that this feeling inevitably takes possession of one in the bitter struggle for equality. Indeed, I share it. Yet I wonder how we can expect total acceptance to step full grown from the womb of prejudice, with no embryo or infancy or childhood stages.
    Sarah Patton Boyle, U.S. civil rights activist and author. The Desegregated Heart, part 1, ch. 10 (1962)

    Physical force has no value, where there is nothing else. Snow in snow-banks, fire in volcanoes and solfataras is cheap. The luxury of ice is in tropical countries, and midsummer days. The luxury of fire is, to have a little on our hearth; and of electricity, not the volleys of the charged cloud, but the manageable stream on the battery-wires. So of spirit, or energy; the rests or remains of it in the civil and moral man, are worth all the cannibals in the Pacific.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)