Translation of "civil" - English-Spanish dictionary

civil

adjective uk /ˈsɪv·əl/ us /ˈsɪv·əl/

not military or religious, or relating to the ordinary people of a country

civil
Helicopters are mainly used for military rather than civil use.

polite in a formal way

civilizado
He and his ex-wife can’t even have a civil conversation.

(Translation of “civil” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

civil

adjective /ˈsivl/

polite, courteous

cortés, educado
They were civil to each other despite their past differences of opinion.

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
civil law.
civilian /siˈviljən/ noun

a person who has a civil job, not in the armed forces

civil
Several civilians were caught in the crossfire during the fighting.
civility /siˈviləti/ noun (plural civilities)

politeness

cortesía
Strangers should always be treated with civility.
civilly adverb

politely

cortesmente
We were treated civilly, if not exactly warmly.
civil defence noun ( civil defense)

the organization responsible for protection of civilians from enemy bombing etc and for rescue operations after such attacks

protección civil
vehicles and equipment and devices used by the Civil Defence for rescue operations and firefighting.
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

resistencia pasiva, desobedicencia civil
an act of civil disobedience.
civil liberties/rights noun plural

the rights of a citizen according to the law of the country

libertades civiles
She was known as a passionate defender of civil rights.
civil servant noun

a member of the civil service

funcionario
Civil servants work for ministers in the Government.
civil service noun

the organization which runs the administration of a state

administración pública
The reforms will affect employees in the three branches of the civil servicecentral government, hospitals, and local authorities.
civil war noun

(a) war between citizens of the same state

guerra civil
the American Civil War.

(Translation of “civil” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)