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:

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) ... States federal courts is covered by the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure ...
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 preparedness, contingency planning, emergency services, and civil protection ...
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 ...
Civil Rights Act
... Civil Rights Act may refer to several acts in the history of civil rights in the United States, including ...
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) ...

More definitions of "civil":

  • (adj): Of or relating to or befitting citizens as individuals.
    Example: "Civil rights"; "civil liberty"
    Synonyms: civic
  • (adj): Applying to ordinary citizens.
    Example: "Civil law"; "civil authorities"
  • (adj): Of or in a condition of social order.
    Example: "Civil peoples"
  • (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

Famous quotes containing the word civil:

    ... there was the first Balkan war and the second Balkan war and then there was the first world war. It is extraordinary how having done a thing once you have to do it again, there is the pleasure of coincidence and there is the pleasure of repetition, and so there is the second world war, and in between there was the Abyssinian war and the Spanish civil war.
    Gertrude Stein (1874–1946)

    The right to vote, or equal civil rights, may be good demands, but true emancipation begins neither at the polls nor in courts. It begins in woman’s soul.
    Emma Goldman (1869–1940)

    Consider what you have in the smallest chosen library. A company of the wisest and wittiest men that could be picked out of all civil countries in a thousand years have set in best order the results of their learning and wisdom. The men themselves were hid and inaccessible, solitary, impatient of interruption, fenced by etiquette; but the thought which they did not uncover in their bosom friend is here written out in transparent words to us, the strangers of another age.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)