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How to Pronounce civil?

Correct pronunciation for the word "civil" is [sˈɪvə͡l], [sˈɪvə‍l], [s_ˈɪ_v_əl].

Definition of civil

  1. Relating to a community or people, as citizens and subjects of a state; political, as opposed to criminal; lay, as opposed to ecclesiastical; intestine, as opposed to foreign; municipal, commercial, legislative, &c., as opposed to military; well regulated, opposed to rude and barbarous; civilized; polite; courteous. Civil architecture, the science of constructing buildings for the purposes of civil life. Civil death, that which cuts off a man from civil society, or its privileges, as banishment, outlawry, entering into a monastery, &c. Civil law, the law of a state or country, specially Roman law. Civil list, the officers of the civil government; the yearly sum granted for the support of the reigning monarch's household and the dignity of the crown. Civil state, the whole body of the citizens, as distinct from the military, maritime, and ecclesiastical bodies. Civil service, the paid service done to the state, exclusive of that of the army and navy. Civil suit, an action between citizen and citizen, as opposed to a criminal process, which is between the sovereign or state and a citizen. Civil war, a war between people of the same state or community. Civil year, the legal year as distinguished from the exact solar year.

Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language By Nuttall, P.Austin

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What is the present tense of Civil?

  • The personal forms of the verb "civil" in the present tense are:

  • - I civil

  • - You civil

  • - He civils

  • - She civils

  • - It civils

  • - We civil

  • - They civil
  • What is the past tense of Civil?

  • The personal forms of the verb "civil" in the past tense are:

  • 1st person singular: I civilized

  • 2nd person singular: You civilized

  • 3rd person singular: He/she/it civilized

  • 1st person plural: We civilized

  • 2nd person plural: You civilized

  • 3rd person plural: They civilized
  • What is the adverb for civil?

    The adverb for the word "civil" is "civilly".

    What is the adjective for civil?

    The adjective form of the word "civil" is "civilized".

    Usage over time for civil:

    This graph shows how "civil" have occurred between 1800 and 2008 in a corpus of English books.

    What is the plural form of civil?

    The plural form of the word "civil" is "civils".

    What is the singular form of civil?

    The singular form of the word "civil" is "civility"

    Synonyms for Civil:


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