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EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

EtymologyEdit

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.

AdjectiveEdit

civil ‎(comparative more civil, superlative most civil)

  1. (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.
  2. (comparable) Behaving in a reasonable or polite manner.
    It was very civil of him to stop the argument.

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TranslationsEdit

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CatalanEdit

AdjectiveEdit

civil m, f ‎(masculine and feminine plural civils)

  1. civil

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DanishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Latin cīvīlis.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

civil

  1. civil (all senses), civilian

InflectionEdit

Inflection of civil
Positive Comparative Superlative
Common singular civil
Neuter singular civilt
Plural civile
Definite civile

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FrenchEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Latin cīvīlis.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

civil m ‎(feminine singular civile, masculine plural civils, feminine plural civiles)

  1. civil (war, marriage etc.)
  2. (politics) lay
  3. civilian
  4. (literary) civil, courteous, polite

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NounEdit

civil m ‎(plural civils)

  1. civilian

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NormanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin cīvīlis, from cīvis ‎(citizen), from Proto-Indo-European *ḱey- ‎(to lie down, settle; home, family; love; beloved).

AdjectiveEdit

civil m

  1. (Jersey) polite
  2. (Jersey) civil

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OccitanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin cīvīlis.

AdjectiveEdit

civil m (feminine singular civila, masculine plural civils, feminine plural civilas)

  1. civil

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PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin cīvīlis ‎(civic; civil), from cīvis ‎(citizen).

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

civil m, f ‎(plural civis, comparable)

  1. 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.
  2. civic (relating to citizens)
    Deves cumprir tua obrigação civil.‎ ― You must perform your civic duty.
  3. (law) relating to civil law
    Estudo direito civil.‎ ― I study civil law.
  4. occurring between the inhabitants of the same country
    Guerra civil.‎ ― Civil war.
  5. civil (behaving in a reasonable or polite manner)
    Seja mais civil e pare de criticar as pessoas.‎ ― Be more civil and stop criticising people.

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NounEdit

civil m f (plural civis)

  1. civilian (person who is not a member of the military, police or belligerent group)

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Serbo-CroatianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from German Zivil, from French civil, from Latin cīvīlis ‎(civic, civil), from cīvis ‎(citizen).

NounEdit

cìvīl m ‎(Cyrillic spelling цѝвӣл)

  1. civilian (not related to the military armed forces)

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SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin cīvīlis ‎(civil, civic), from cīvis ‎(citizen).

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

civil m, f ‎(plural civiles)

  1. civil (all senses)

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SwedishEdit

AdjectiveEdit

civil

  1. 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

DeclensionEdit

Inflection of civil
Indefinite/attributive Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular civil
Neuter singular civilt
Plural civila
Definite Positive Comparative Superlative
Masculine singular1 civile
All civila
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.
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