Definition of civil society in English:

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civil society

noun

Society considered as a community of citizens linked by common interests and collective activity: the corrosive impact of fear on politics and civil society they make important contributions to civil society a flourishing civil society indifferent to race, gender, or economic category
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  • Defining art's place in civil society is a no less thorny issue today.
  • Hamlet's lucky rescue by pirates opens up moral and legal perspectives beyond sovereignty and civil society.
  • Those men are beginning the process of reintegration into civil society.

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Syllabification: civ·il so·ci·e·ty

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