Civil (adjective)

  1. Relating to a citizen or citizens and their affairs, as opposed to military or religious matters.
  2. Relating to or characterized by a concern for the welfare of citizens and the community.

Origin:

From middle french civil, from latin civilis (relating to a citizen), from civis (citizen). first recorded in the 14th century.

Examples:

  1. The government has a responsibility to provide civil rights to all citizens.
  2. We have a civil obligation to help those in need.
  3. She was a very civil person, always polite and respectful.
  4. The trial was a civil case, not a criminal one.
  5. The protesters were calling for a more civil society, free of discrimination and violence.
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