What is civil?

  • (adj): (of divisions of time) legally recognized in ordinary affairs of life.
    Example: "The civil calendar"; "a civil day begins at mean midnight"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on civil:

Civil Rights Act
... Civil Rights Act may refer to several acts in the history of civil rights in the United States, including ...
Pleading
... 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 ...
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 ...
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): 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 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 in a condition of social order.
    Example: "Civil peoples"
  • (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"

Famous quotes containing the word civil:

    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)

    One of the greatest difficulties in civil war is, that more art is required to know what should be concealed from our friends, than what ought to be done against our enemies.
    Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl Chesterfield (1694–1773)

    Civil servants and priests, soldiers and ballet-dancers, schoolmasters and police constables, Greek museums and Gothic steeples, civil list and services list—the common seed within which all these fabulous beings slumber in embryo is taxation.
    Karl Marx (1818–1883)