Translation of civil in Spanish:

civil

Pronunciation: /ˈsɪvəl; ˈsɪvəl; -vɪl/

adjective/adjetivo

  • 1 1.1 (of society, citizens) civil
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    • Specific mission requirements also require the additional task organization of military police, civil affairs, and aviation assets.
    • The second use of the Law concerns civil matters.
    • But the link between civil aviation deals and military follow-ups is well established.
    1.2 (not military) [government/aviation] civil 1.3 [Law/Derecho] [case/suit] civil
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    • When the activities of a public body, or individual, are relevant to a private law dispute in civil proceedings, public law may in a similar way provide answers which are relevant to the resolution of the private law issue.
    • The January 2003 agreement was signed prior to the commencement of any civil proceedings.
    • With no criminal proceedings pending in the case, the family instituted civil proceedings.
  • 2 (polite) [reply/remark] cortés that's very civil of you es muy gentil de su parte
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    • The point of being polite or civil to another human being is not to demonstrate superiority, it is to demonstrate respect.
    • I'll be polite and civil to him, and I honestly don't think he wants anything more than that.
    • Whatever his problem may be, he does not belong in a service occupation if he cannot act in a civil and courteous manner toward his guests.

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Spain had three civil wars known as the guerras carlistas (1833-39, 1860, 1872-76). When Fernando VII died in 1833, he was succeeded not by his brother the Infante Don Carlos de Borbón, but by his daughter Isabel, under the regency of her mother María Cristina. This provoked a mainly northern-Spanish revolt, with local guerrillas pitted against the forces of the central government. The Carlist Wars were also a confrontation between conservative rural Catholic Spain, especially the Basque provinces and Aragón, led by the carlistas, and the progressive liberal urban middle classes allied with the army. Carlos died in 1855, but the carlistas, representing political and religious traditionalism, supported his descendants' claims until reconciliation in 1977 with King Juan Carlos.