• adjective: of or relating to the people who live in a country
  • adjective: of or relating to citizens
  • synonyms: absolute, accommodating, affable


  • A student organization is encouraging 'civil disobedience' as a way to get the university to change its policies.

  • She argues that a 'civil' [=(more commonly) 'civilized'] society takes care of its weakest members.

  • In an act of 'civil disobedience', the family sent its tax money to an antiwar organization.

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Movie quotes

  • (..) I have to take it seriously. But if he's a degenerate, what I do know is, he's a non-violent degenerate. And I want him to go on leading the civil rights movement, not one of these bloodthirsty militants. What I need to know right now is what's he about to do next? Mr. President, (..)
    2014 Selma
  • (..) - All right. I'll tell you, ending segregation, proudest moment of my life when I signed that ' Act. Proudest moment of my life, I tell you. Now civil rights is a priority - of this administration as you know. - Thank you. We're gonna face the challenge, or this country is (..)
    2014 Selma