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) 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 ... 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 ...
Pleading
... English models, a pleading is a formal 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) ... Pleading 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) Richard Ewell (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 - 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:

    I wish to see, in process of disappearing, that only thing which ever could bring this nation to civil war.
    Abraham Lincoln (1809–1865)

    There is reason in the distinction of civil and uncivil. The manners are sometimes so rough a rind that we doubt whether they cover any core or sap-wood at all.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    ... two great areas of deafness existed in the South: White Southerners had no ears to hear that which threatened their Dream. And colored Southerners had none to hear that which could reduce their anger.
    Sarah Patton Boyle, U.S. civil rights activist and author. The Desegregated Heart, part 1, ch. 16 (1962)