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American Civil Liberties Union an organization that works to defend and preserve the civil rights of citizens in the United States.
civil defense emergency procedures and facilities organized by civilians for the protection of people and property in cases of flood, famine, war, or the like.
civil disobedience the intentional, nonviolent refusal to comply with a government law or requirement, in order to try to influence the government to change some law, policy, or the like.
civil engineering the branch of engineering concerned with designing, building, or repairing roads, bridges, tunnels, and other public works.
civil law the section of law that deals with the rights of the citizens, as distinct from laws that regulate criminal acts, military personnel, or international trade. [3 definitions]
civil liberty a citizen's freedom to exercise certain rights, such as the right to free speech or free assembly, as guaranteed by the laws of a country.
civil marriage a marriage performed by a government official, such as a justice of the peace, rather than a clergyman.
civil rights the rights guaranteed by a nation's government to all its citizens. [2 definitions]
Civil Rights Act in the U.S., any of several laws intended to protect civil rights, esp. the landmark law passed by Congress in 1964 that aimed to protect the constitutional right to vote and prevent discrimination in places of employment, public facilities and accommodations, and the like.
civil service any branch of government that is not part of the legislative, judicial, or military services. [3 definitions]
civil war a war within a nation between opposing political factions or regions. [2 definitions]
Spanish Civil War a civil war fought in Spain between 1936 and 1939.