civil
civil(
sih
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vuhl
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (societal)
a. civil
The civil rights movement changed the social climate of the United States for the better.El movimiento por los derechos civiles cambió el clima social de los Estados Unidos para mejor.
2. (legal)
a. civil
The two parties managed to reach an agreement before they had to begin any civil proceedings.Las dos partes lograron llegar a un acuerdo antes de tener que iniciar acciones civiles.
3. (not military)
a. civil
Civil aviation is a critical element in our country's transportation system.La aviación civil es un componente decisivo del sistema de transporte de nuestro país.
4. (polite)
a. cortés
I understand that you disagree, but I would appreciate if you spoke in a civil manner.Entiendo que no estés de acuerdo, pero te agradecería que hablaras de una manera cortés.
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civil
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (of society)
a. civil
civil aviationaviación civil
civil defenseprotección civil
civil disobediencedesobediencia civil
civil engineeringingeniería civil
civil lawderecho civil
civil marriagematrimonio civil
civil rightsderechos civiles
civil servantfuncionario(a) m,f
the civil servicela administración (pública), el funcionariado
civil warguerra civil
to have a civil weddingcasarse por lo civil
2. (polite)
a. cortés
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civil [ˈsɪvl]
adjective
1 (societal) [+strife, conflict] civil; [+unrest] social
2 (not military) [+aviation, ship] civil
3 (not religious) [+ceremony, service, marriage] civil
4 (Jur) (not criminal) [+case, action, proceedings, charge] civil; [+penalty] por infracción de la ley; [+court] de lo Civil;
5 (polite) [+person] cortés; atento; [+behaviour] cortés
to be civil to sb ser cortés or atento con algn; that's very civil of you es usted muy amable
modifier
Civil Aviation Authority (n) Aviación (f) Civil
civil defence civil defense (US) (n) defensa (f) civil
civil disobedience (n) desobediencia (f) civil
civil engineer (n) ingenieroaingeniera (m) (f) civil;a ingeniera ingenieroaingeniera (m) (f) de caminos (canales y puertos);a ingeniera (Esp)
civil engineering (n) ingeniería (f) civil; ingeniería (f) de caminos (canales y puertos); (Esp)
civil law (n) derecho (m) civil
civil liberties (n) libertades (f) civiles
civil list (n) (Britain) presupuesto de la casa real aprobado por el parlamento
civil marriage (n) matrimonio (m) civil
civil rights (n) derechos (m) civiles
civil rights leader defensoradefensora (m) (f) de los derechos civiles;a defensora
civil rights movement (n) movimiento (m) pro derechos civiles
civil servant (n) funcionarioafuncionaria (m) (f) (del Estado);a funcionaria
Civil Service (n) administración (f) pública
civil status (n) estado (m) civil
civil war (n) guerra (f) civil
the American Civil War la guerra de Secesión
civil wedding (n) boda (f) civil
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civil(
see
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beel
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (societal)
a. civil
Los manifestantes iniciaron acciones de desobediencia civil para no caer en la violencia.The protesters engaged in civil disobedience so as to remain nonviolent.
2. (non-religious)
a. civil
Como no quisieron casarse en una iglesia, la pareja celebró una boda civil.Because they did not want to get married in a church, the couple had a civil wedding.
3. (legal)
a. civil
La semana pasada fui al juzgado para dar testimonio en un caso civil.Last week I went to the courthouse to provide testimony in a civil case.
4. (of the people)
a. civil
El racismo y las diferencias culturales provocaron la última guerra civil en la región.Racism and cultural differences provoked the most recent civil war in the region.
b. civilian
Cuando no estés en la base militar, debes llevar ropa civil.When you are not on the military base, you must wear civilian clothes.
This means that the noun can be masculine or feminine, depending on the gender of person it refers to (e.g. el doctor, la doctora).
5. (non-military person)
a. civilian
El número de civiles desarmados muertos a manos de la policía se ha convertido en un gran problema en los últimos años.The number of unarmed civilians killed by police officers has become a huge problem in recent years.
6. (military)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. civil guard
Lo siento, señora, pero solo pueden pasar los civiles más allá de este punto.I am sorry, ma'am, but only the civil guards may go beyond this point.
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civil
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. civil
casarse por lo civilto get married in a registry office, civil ceremony
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (no militar)
a. civilian
3. (colloquial)
a. member of the “Guardia Civil”
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civil
adjective
1 (no militar) [+autoridad, aviación] civil; [+vida, víctima, población] civilian
guerra civil civil war; va vestido de civil he's wearing civilian clothes; he's in civilian clothes; la sociedad civil civil society
2 (no religioso) civil
matrimonio civil civil wedding; registry office wedding; contrajo matrimonio civil he got married in a registry office (wedding); casarse por lo civil to have a civil wedding; have a registry office wedding; be married in a civil ceremony
3 (Jur) [+responsabilidad, desobediencia] civil
1 (persona no militar) civilian
2 (guardia) civil guard
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