- Pertaining to individuals or collective citizens
- Characterized by community decency or decorum
- Connected to a legal structure influenced by Roman law instead of English common law
- Associated with private legal rights and any court actions related to them
- Established or stipulated by the law
- Concerning the public at large, and generally involving social but not military or religious matters
- The civil rights movement was a significant part of American history, advocating for the rights of all citizens.
- A civil demeanor was maintained during the heated debate to ensure a respectful discussion.
- The homeowner had to go through a civil suit to resolve a dispute over property boundaries.