Civic vs. Civil

By Jaxson

  • Civic (adjective)

    Of, relating to, or belonging to a city, a citizen, or citizenship; municipal or civil.

    “Thousands of people came to the Civic Center to show off their civic pride.”

  • Civic (adjective)

    Of or relating to the citizen, or of good citizenship and its rights and duties.

    “civic duty”

  • Civil (adjective)

    Having to do with people and government office as opposed to the military or religion.

    “She went into civil service because she wanted to help the people.”

  • Civil (adjective)

    Behaving in a reasonable or polite manner.

    “It was very civil of him to stop the argument.”


  • Civil (adjective)

    Relating to private relations among citizens, as opposed to criminal matters.

    “a civil case”

  • Civil (adjective)

    Naturally good, as opposed to good through regeneration.

  • Civic (adjective)

    relating to a city or town, especially its administration; municipal

    “a meeting of civic and business leaders”

  • Civic (adjective)

    relating to the duties or activities of people in relation to their town, city, or local area

    “he was active in the civic life of Swindon”

Oxford Dictionary

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