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noun formal civility pronunciation in British English /səˈvɪləti/
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  1. [uncountable] polite behaviour
    I expect to be treated with a little more civility.
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      [plural] polite comments, questions etc, especially between people who meet in a formal situation
      Jean wasted no time on civilities.
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