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civil

Pronunciation: /ˈsɪvəl; ˈsɪvəl; -vɪl/

Translation of civil in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo

  • 1 1.1 (of society, citizens) civil
    Example sentences
    • 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
    Example sentences
    • 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
    Example sentences
    • 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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