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The word civil has several meanings according to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary.

1a : of or relating to citizens: civil duties

1b : of or relating to the state or its citizenry: civil strife

2a : civilized: civil society

2b : adequate in courtesy and politeness : It was hard to be civil when I felt so angry.

3a : of, relating to, or based on civil law

3b : relating to private rights and to remedies sought by action or suit distinct from criminal proceedings

3c : established by law civil freedoms

4 : of, relating to, or involving the general public, their activities, needs, or ways, or civic affairs as distinguished from special (such as military or religious) affairs: They got married in a civil ceremony.

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