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"civil" in British English

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civiladjective

uk   /ˈsɪv.əl/ us   /ˈsɪv.əl/
  • civil adjective (LAW)

[before noun] specialized law relating to private arguments between people or organizations rather than criminal matters: The matter would be better dealt with in the civil court rather than by an expensive criminal proceeding.
(Definition of civil from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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civiladjective

us   /ˈsɪv·əl/
  • civil adjective (ORDINARY)

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
  • civil adjective (POLITE)

polite and formal: We were civil to each other, but we were both still angry.
(Definition of civil from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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civiladjective [before noun]

uk   /ˈsɪvəl/ us   LAW
relating to legal disagreements between people or businesses, rather than criminal activities: civil action/lawsuit/case, etc. The Chapter 11 action suspended a civil trial in which two plaintiffs sought compensation totaling more than $160 million.
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