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English definition of “civilized”

civilized

adjective (DEVELOPED) (UK usually civilised)     /ˈsɪv.ɪ.laɪzd/
describes a society or country that has a well developed system of government, culture, and way of life and that treats the people who live there fairly: A fair justice system is a fundamental part of a civilized society. The terrorist attack on the UN building has shocked the civilized world.Society - general words
(Definition of civilized adjective (DEVELOPED) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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