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Learner's definition of CIVIL  
always used before a noun : of or relating to the people who live in a country
— see also civil disobediencecivil war
always used before a noun : of or relating to the regular business of the people in a city, town, state, etc.: not connected to the military or to a religion
not used before a noun[more civil; most civil] : polite but not friendly: only as polite as a person needs to be in order to not be rude
— opposite uncivil
[more civil; most civil] : caring about art, science, government, people's well-being, etc.
— opposite uncivil
always used before a nounlaw : relating to laws that describe a person's rights rather than to laws about crime
— compare 1criminal 2see also civil lawcivil libertycivil rights

— civilly

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