144 - Civil

Civil : Adj

  1. connected with the people who live in a country (Oxford)
  2. polite in a formal way but possibly not friendly (Oxford)
  3. not military or religious, or relating to the ordinary people of a country (Cambridge)


Sentence (s)

  1. There were concerns that the economic reforms might lead to civil unrest. (Oxford)
  2. We have called in the army to assist the civil authorities in rescue operations. (Oxford)
  3. He brought civil proceedings against the police for false imprisonment. (Cambridge)
  4. The less time I have to spend being civil to him the better! (Oxford)

Phrases & Connected Words

  • concerns for civilians
  • assisting the civil authorities
  • civil proceedings in law
  • being civil to anyone