One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘a civil marriage ceremony’
secular, non-religious, lay
rare laic, laical
3‘a civil war’
internal, domestic, interior, home
national, state, local
4‘a sense of civil duty’
civic, municipal, public, community, social
5‘I hope you're going to behave in a civil manner’
polite, courteous, well mannered, well bred, gentlemanly, chivalrous, gallant, ladylike, gracious, respectful
refined, urbane, polished, cultured, cultivated, civilized, cordial, genial, pleasant, affable, obliging
British informal decent
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