Definition of 'civility'
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It also betrays an insensitivity to history and a lack of basic human respect and civility. Christianity Today (2000) Common civility also had a place in religious life. Times, Sunday Times (2006)But it is a matter of common civility and good manners for young limbs to give way to older ones. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It's a small politeness, a civility that makes no judgment. Times, Sunday Times (2008)But it would seem that asking a burglar to a Neighbourhood Watch meeting is putting civility above common sense. Times, Sunday Times (2007)A remnant of British civility and decency, might be more to the point. Times, Sunday Times (2008)
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Used Occasionally. civility is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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