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English

Pronunciation

Etymology

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] civilis meaning that it refers to "civilized city dwelling" as opposed to the rural ways of the countryside.

Adjective

civil (comparative {{{1}}}, superlative {{{2}}})

Positive
civil

Comparative
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Superlative
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  1. Having to do with people and government office as opposed to the military or religion.
    She went into civil service because she wanted to help the people.
  2. Behaving in a reasonable or polite manner.
    It was very civil of him to stop the argument.

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Translations

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French

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Adjective

civil

  1. civilian (not related to the military armed forces)


This French entry was created from the translations listed at civilian. It may be less reliable than other entries, and may be missing parts of speech or additional senses. Please also see civil in the French Wiktionary. This notice will be removed when the entry is checked. (more information) October 2008


Spanish

Adjective

civil m. and f. (plural civiles)

  1. civil

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Swedish

Adjective

civil

Inflections of
civil
Indefinite
singular
Common civil
Neuter civilt
Definite
singular
Masc. civile
All civila
Plural civila
  1. civil; having to do with people and organizations outside military or police, sometimes also outside of other team-based activities, such as a professional sports team

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