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English definition of “civil”

civil

adjective (ORDINARY)   /ˈsɪv·əl/
of or relating to the ordinary people of a country, rather than members of religious organizations or the military: These helicopters are for rescue and other civil use. We were married in a civil ceremony. politics & government Civil also refers to the legal system governing personal and business matters: civil court
(Definition of civil adjective (ORDINARY) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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