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adjective civil pronunciation in American English /ˈsɪvɪl/
  1. 2
    [usually before noun] relating to private legal disagreements between people, not criminal law

    I intend to sue him in civil court.

    He will begin civil proceedings this week.

  2. 3
    [only before noun] relating to the people of a country, especially when they are protesting or fighting about something

    Reports of civil unrest continue to come in from the northern provinces.

  3. 4
    [only before noun] relating to or done by the state, instead of by religious authorities

    We were married in a simple civil ceremony.

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