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From Middle English civil, from Old French civil, from Latin cīvīlis (“relating to a citizen”), from cīvis (“citizen”). Cognate with Old English hīwen (“household”), Old English hīrǣden (“family”). More at hind; hird.
- (not comparable) Having to do with people and government office as opposed to the military or religion.
- She went into civil service because she wanted to help the people.
- (comparable) Behaving in a reasonable or polite manner.
- It was very civil of him to stop the argument.
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civil m, f (masculine and feminine plural civils)
civil m (plural civils)
- “civil” in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).
- dgèrre civile (“civil war”)
- civil; civilian (not relating to the military or clergy)
- Se não quiser levar um tiro, use roupas civis. ― If you don’t want to be shot, use civilian clothing.
- civic (relating to citizens)
- Deves cumprir tua obrigação civil. ― You must perform your civic duty.
- (law) relating to civil law
- Estudo direito civil. ― I study civil law.
- occurring between the inhabitants of the same country
- Guerra civil. ― Civil war.
- civil (behaving in a reasonable or polite manner)
- Seja mais civil e pare de criticar as pessoas. ― Be more civil and stop criticising people.
civil m f (plural civis)
- civilian (person who is not a member of the military, police or belligerent group)
cìvīl m (Cyrillic spelling цѝвӣл)
- civilian (not related to the military armed forces)
- (Castilian) IPA(key): /θiˈβil/
- (Others) IPA(key): /siˈβil/
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- Homophone: sibil (non-Castilian dialects)
- Rhymes: -il
civil m, f (plural civiles)
- civil (all senses)
- civilizar (verb)
- civil; having to do with people and organizations outside military or police, sometimes also outside of other team-based activities, such as a professional sports team
|Inflection of civil|
|1) Only used, optionally, to refer to things whose natural gender is masculine.
2) The indefinite superlative forms are only used in an attributive role.