Civil

Civil may refer to:

  • Civic virtue, or civility
  • Civil action, or lawsuit
  • Civil affairs
  • Civil and political rights
  • Civil disobedience
  • Civil engineering
  • Civilian, someone not a member of armed forces
  • Civil law (disambiguation), multiple meanings
  • Civil liberties
  • Civil religion
  • Civil service
  • Civil society
  • Civil war

Famous quotes containing the word civil:

    He was high and mighty. But the kindest creature to his slaves—and the unfortunate results of his bad ways were not sold, had not to jump over ice blocks. They were kept in full view and provided for handsomely in his will. His wife and daughters in the might of their purity and innocence are supposed never to dream of what is as plain before their eyes as the sunlight, and they play their parts of unsuspecting angels to the letter.
    —Anonymous Antebellum Confederate Women. Previously quoted by Mary Boykin Chesnut in Mary Chesnut’s Civil War, edited by C. Vann Woodward (1981)

    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)

    Come, civil night,
    Thou sober-suited matron all in black.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)