What is civil?

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

Some articles on civil:

Pleading
... filed with a court by parties in a civil action, other than a motion ... in England and Wales is covered by the Civil Procedure Rules (CPR) ... 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 Defense
... Civil defense (Civil defence), (see spelling differences) or civil protection is an effort to protect the citizens of a state (generally non-combatants ... 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 ...
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): Of or relating to or befitting citizens as individuals.
    Example: "Civil rights"; "civil liberty"
    Synonyms: civic
  • (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): 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"

Famous quotes containing the word civil:

    Standards of conduct appropriate to civil society or the workings of a democracy cannot be purely and simply applied to the Church.
    Joseph Ratzinger (b. 1927)

    The common goal of 22 million Afro-Americans is respect as human beings, the God-given right to be a human being. Our common goal is to obtain the human rights that America has been denying us. We can never get civil rights in America until our human rights are first restored. We will never be recognized as citizens there until we are first recognized as humans.
    Malcolm X (1925–1965)

    A mechanism of some kind stands between us and almost every act of our lives.
    Sarah Patton Boyle, U.S. civil rights activist and author. The Desegregated Heart, part 3, ch. 2 (1962)