s applying to ordinary citizens as contrasted with the military
a not rude; marked by satisfactory (or especially minimal) adherence to social usages and sufficient but not noteworthy consideration for others
even if he didn't like them he should have been civil"- W.S. Maugham
a of or occurring within the state or between or among citizens of the state
civil affairs civil strife civil disobedience civil branches of government
a of or relating to or befitting citizens as individuals
civil rights civil liberty
a (of divisions of time) legally recognized in ordinary affairs of life
the civil calendar a civil day begins at mean midnight
s of or in a condition of social order
Civil Liberties Groups Are Ganging Up on NSA, All the Way to the Legal Limit The American Civil Liberties Union has filed suit against Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, the director of the National Security Agency, the Secretary of Defense, and the Attorney General, following confirmation that the NSA is collecting phone call data from a division of Verizon. This could be a significant threat to the programs, as civil libertarians suddenly find themselves ...
June 11, 2013 - The Atlantic Wire via Yahoo! News
Barack Obama in NPR (blog) It undermines the civil control for the military that is the core of our democratic system, and it erodes the trust that is necessary for our team to work together to achieve our objectives in Afghanistan,he said.
David Petraeus in TwoCircles.net To be sure, I will, as any new commander should, together with ISAF, Afghan, and diplomatic partners, examine our civil-military effort to determine where refinements might be needed,he added.
Achmat Dangor in Saudi Gazette We mourn, with his family, and the United States of America, the loss of a champion of democracy and civil rights,Nelson Mandela Foundation chief executive Achmat Dangor said.