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Justice is itself the great standing policy of civil society; and any eminent departure from it, under any circumstances, lies under the suspicion of being no policy at all.
Edmund Burke

Meaning of "civil" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD CIVIL

From Old French, from Latin cīvīlis, from cīvis citizen.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF CIVIL

civil  [ˈsɪvəl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CIVIL

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Civil is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES CIVIL MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of civil in the English dictionary

The first definition of civil in the dictionary is of the ordinary life of citizens as distinguished from military, legal, or ecclesiastical affairs. Other definition of civil is of or relating to the citizen as an individual. Civil is also of or occurring within the state or between citizens.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CIVIL


arrival
əˈraɪvəl
aval
ˈeɪvəl
carnival
ˈkɑːnɪvəl
cavel
ˈkeɪvəl
drivel
ˈdrɪvəl
estival
iːˈstaɪvəl
festival
ˈfɛstɪvəl
frivol
ˈfrɪvəl
gingival
ˈdʒɪndʒɪvəl
naval
ˈneɪvəl
navel
ˈneɪvəl
overcivil
ˌəʊvəˈsɪvəl
Perceval
ˈpɜːsɪvəl
Percival
ˈpɜːsɪvəl
revival
rɪˈvaɪvəl
rival
ˈraɪvəl
rounceval
ˈraʊnsɪvəl
survival
səˈvaɪvəl
swivel
ˈswɪvəl
uncivil
ʌnˈsɪvəl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CIVIL

civies
Civil Aviation Authority
civil day
civil death
civil defence
civil disobedience
civil engineer
civil engineering
civil law
civil liberty
civil list
civil marriage
civil partnership
civil rights
civil servant
civil service
Civil Service Commission
civil society
civil twilight
civil war

WORDS THAT END LIKE CIVIL

anvil
axis of evil
bedevil
boll weevil
cavil
chervil
daredevil
devil
dust devil
evil
go to the devil
king´s evil
like the devil
raise the devil
she-devil
Tasmanian devil
the king´s evil
the very devil
tree of knowledge of good and evil
weevil

Synonyms and antonyms of civil in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «CIVIL»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «civil» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of civil

Translation of «civil» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CIVIL

Find out the translation of civil to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of civil from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «civil» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

国民的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

civil
570 millions of speakers

English

civil
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

नागरिक
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

المدنية
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

гражданского
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

civil
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

বেসামরিক
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

civil
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Sivil
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

bürgerlich
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

市民の
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

국내의
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Sipil
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

dân sự
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

சிவில்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

नागरी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

sivil
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

civile
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

obywatelskiego
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

громадянського
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

civil
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

αστικές
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

burgerlike
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

civila
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

sivilt
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of civil

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CIVIL»

The term «civil» is very widely used and occupies the 2.850 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CIVIL» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «civil» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «civil» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about civil

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10 QUOTES WITH «CIVIL»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word civil.
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Samuel Adams
Our contest is not only whether we ourselves shall be free, but whether there shall be left to mankind an asylum on earth for civil and religious liberty.
2
Christiane Amanpour
In emerging democracies like Russia, in authoritarian states like Iran or even Yugoslavia, journalists play a vital role in civil society. In fact, they form the very basis of those new democracies and civil societies.
3
Robert Barclay
So the question is, First, Whether the civil magistrate hath power to force men in things religious to do contrary to their conscience, and if they will not to punish them in their goods, liberties, or lives? this we hold in the negative.
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Gary Bauer
Particularly black Americans, many of them, from quotes that I have seen and conversations I've had, are sort of insulted that the civil rights movement is being hijacked - the rhetoric of the civil rights movement is being hijacked for something like same sex marriage. Black Americans tend to have a higher degree of religiosity.
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Antony Beevor
School-leavers unfortunately will come away thinking the First World War consisted simply of 'going over the top' on the Western Front to slaughter in no-man's-land, when the conflict extended so much further, to the collapse of four empires and numerous civil wars.
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Derrick Bell
Few whites are ready to actively promote civil rights for blacks.
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Pope Benedict XVI
A just laicism allows religious freedom. The state does not impose religion but rather gives space to religions with a responsibility toward civil society, and therefore it allows these religions to be factors in building up society.
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Yochai Benkler
As long as government is allowed to collect all Internet data, the perceived exigency will drive honest civil servants to reach more broadly and deeply into our networked lives.
9
Tammy Bruce
For the gay establishment, the death of right and wrong began when gaining civil rights ceased to be enough.
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Edmund Burke
Justice is itself the great standing policy of civil society; and any eminent departure from it, under any circumstances, lies under the suspicion of being no policy at all.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CIVIL»

Discover the use of civil in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to civil and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Blackstone's Civil Practice 2013
Providing detailed commentary of unrivalled quality on the process of civil litigation, this is the only major civil work to adopt a narrative approach based on the chronology of a claim.
Prof Stuart Sime, Derek French, 2012
2
A Dictionary of Construction, Surveying, and Civil Engineering
The latest addition to the Oxford Paperback Reference series, this A to Z is the most up-to-date dictionary of building, surveying, and civil engineering terms and definitions available.
Christopher Gorse, David Johnston, Martin Pritchard, 2012
3
Civil Society
By illuminating the uses and abuses of different theories and traditions, this book should help readers of all persuasions to answer this question for themselves.
Michael Edwards, 2009
4
Civil Procedure: Examples and Explanations
Students and professors are united in their high regard for this text that helps make a difficult subject accessible: Professor Glannon's unique and entertaining style engages students and helps them to more easily understand difficult ...
Joseph W. Glannon, 2008
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Civil Society: History and Possibilities
Discussions of the concept of 'civil society', including its use inside and outside the West.
Sudipta Kaviraj, Sunil Khilnani, 2001
6
Civil Society and Development: A Critical Exploration
This text explores the complex relationships among civil society, the state and market in the context of democratic development.
Jude Howell, Jenny Pearce, 2002
7
Civil-Military Relations and Democracy
This volume brings together ten distinguished authorities from around the world to examine these questions as they relate to Latin America, Asia, Africa, Eastern Europe, and the former Soviet Union.
Larry Diamond, Marc F. Plattner, 1996
8
Civil Society and the State in Africa
This text examines the potential value of the concept of civil society for enhancing the current understanding of state-society relations in Africa.
John W. Harbeson, Donald Rothchild, Naomi Chazan, 1994
9
Civil Society and the Aid Industry: The Politics and Promise
The impact on donors
Alison Van Rooy, 1998
10
Women in the Civil Rights Movement: Trailblazers and ...
The essays presented here range from studies of individual womenÑincluding Ella Baker, Septima Clark, Fannie Lou Hamer, Gloria Richardson, Eleanor Roosevelt, Modjeska Simkins, and Mary Church TerrellÑto studies of the school and housing ...
Vicki L. Crawford, Jacqueline Anne Rouse, Barbara Woods, 1990

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CIVIL»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term civil is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Civil rights group demand changes to education bill
RICHMOND, Va (WVEC) --A group of civil rights leaders and legislators in Virginia are calling on lawmakers to fix a bill that's supposed to foster ... «13newsnow.com, Jul 15»
2
In Light of Hacking Team Leaks, EFF and Latin American Civil
In Light of Hacking Team Leaks, EFF and Latin American Civil Society Groups Call for Greater Oversight of Surveillance Technology. «EFF, Jul 15»
3
Ex-Ala. trooper whose killing of protester sparked 1965 civil rights …
The former Alabama state trooper whose killing of a black protester 50 years ago galvanized the civil rights movement has died, the Daily News ... «New York Daily News, Jul 15»
4
Former Lowell Library assistant files federal civil rights suit against city
BOSTON -- Former Lowell Library Assistant Diane Cloutier has taken her legal battle with the city of Lowell to federal court by filing a civil rights ... «Lowell Sun, Jul 15»
5
New demand for civil engineers
Everyday we use and rely on things which have been created by civil engineers. From supplying energy and clean water to our homes, ... «Bristol Post, Jul 15»
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Trial set in civil rights case against polygamous towns
PHOENIX (AP) — A Jan. 19 trial has been set in Phoenix for a lawsuit that alleges polygamous towns on the Arizona-Utah line systematically ... «SFGate, Jul 15»
7
Serving the nation: In Balochistan growing numbers vie for elite Civil
The rising trend in interest in the CSS exams, and a career in the civil service, appears to run counter to the two perceptions of Balochistan most ... «The Express Tribune, Jul 15»
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Civil services mock test on July 12
ETEN ALS IAS, a civil services coaching network with 50 centres ... 12 for candidates preparing for civil services examination in 2016 or later. «The Hindu, Jul 15»
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Resolution to promote civil discourse approved by supervisors
The League of Women Voters in San Luis Obispo County distributes these pins, along with brochures and stickers, to encourage constructive ... «The San Luis Obispo Tribune, Jul 15»
10
Pope Francis meets with Ecuador's educators, civil society
In remarks prepared for the members of civil society organizations gathered for the meeting, Pope Francis spoke of profound social and cultural ... «Vatican Radio, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Civil [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/civil>. Apr 2020 ».
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