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Spanish translation of “civil”

civil

adjective /ˈsivl/
polite, courteous. of the state or community
civil
civil rights.
ordinary; not military or religious
civil
civil life.
concerned with law cases which are not criminal.
civil
civilian /siˈviljən/ noun a person who has a civil job, not in the armed forces.
civil
civility /siˈviləti/ noun politeness Treat strangers with civility. civilly adverb politely.
cortesmente
civil defence noun (American civil defense) the organization responsible for protection of civilians from enemy bombing etc and for rescue operations after such attacks. civil disobedience noun a refusal by a large number of people to pay taxes or obey certain laws in a nonviolent way in order to protest against the government, its policies etc.
resistencia pasiva, desobedicencia civil
civil liberties/rights the rights of a citizen according to the law of the country.
libertades civiles
civil servant a member of the civil service. civil service the organization which runs the administration of a state.
administración pública
civil war (a) war between citizens of the same state
guerra civil
the American Civil War.
(Definition of civil from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)

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