In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(of society, citizens)civil
- A medieval town dominated by fantastic architecture, it is a gem with ancient streets and alleyways punctuated by beautiful civil and ecclesiastical buildings.
- Post-war expansion to meet military and civil aviation requirements brought further significant innovations, but at considerable cost.
- And it is re-establishing the groundwork for again rationalizing a role for the military in civil political affairs.
- But while they inculcated the maxims of passive obedience, they refused to take any part in the civil administration or the military defense of the empire.
- Indeed, one civil engineer writing to the Irish Times this week expressed astonishment at the figure.
- But the link between civil aviation deals and military follow-ups is well established.
- The issue is no longer when civil unions will be recognized but what form they will take.
- In the course of that revolution, many things were done that would have been intolerable in the context of ordinary democratic politics and ordinary civil life.
- As civil society is steadily developing, some of its elements continue to affect foreign policy.
- In its most basic form, civil affairs operators are concerned with two missions that are opposite sides of a single coin.
- Ultimately questions of grace inform matters of polity, both civil and ecclesiastical.
- Specific mission requirements also require the additional task organization of military police, civil affairs, and aviation assets.
- Thus, the great civil rights movement of the 1950s and early 1960s developed independently of the labor movement.
- The team is made up of about 60 military and civil affairs officers doing mostly humanitarian work.
- In a world where civil disobedience was treated with toleration, that might be a good strategy.
- A graduate of four military and two civil universities he has risen through the ranks from the time he was commissioned Second Lieutenant in May 1976.
- Just as in the great civil rights movement forty years ago, we shall overcome.
- With the birth of civil and military aviation in the early 1900s, the focus of weather intelligence shifted from ballistics studies to aviation support.
- The nation wasn't ready for a full civil rights movement.
- The second use of the Law concerns civil matters.
1.2(not military)(government/aviation) civil
- A case can come in the ordinary criminal or civil jurisdiction and constitutional matters might arise.
- The personal applicant was a defendant in civil penalty proceedings in the Supreme Court.
- When the activities of a public body, or individual, are relevant to a private law dispute in civil proceedings, public law may in a similar way provide answers which are relevant to the resolution of the private law issue.
- The January 2003 agreement was signed prior to the commencement of any civil proceedings.
- With no criminal proceedings pending in the case, the family instituted civil proceedings.
2(polite)(reply/remark) cortésthat's very civil of you — es muy gentil de su parte
- The conversation points may have been slight in content, but there is something to be said for taking the time to be civil to people.
- I am so incredibly civil to him that people often take me to task for it.
- If he could only be civil to me, that would be a thing.
- Well I can't actually be civil to this programme so I won't elaborate.
- On another note, I was reasonably civil to Dave today.
- Why are the British obsessed with tea and crumpets and being civil about things?
- We're civil to each other, and we've worked together.
- I think what happened last night is they were civil to one another.
- The point of being polite or civil to another human being is not to demonstrate superiority, it is to demonstrate respect.
- As for her acting civil to me in the textiles room, I must say, it was nicer than being insulted (which I'm sure she was extremely close to doing).
- In other words, we need people to be civil to each other if social life is to function efficiently and with a minimum of unnecessary conflict and disruption.
- All sides are remaining civil, which is a very good thing.
- It is a place where people are rude and in a hurry and don't know how to be civil to one another.
- And the whole point of the movie is to ‘not be so selfish,’ but nobody acts civil to each other until the final moments.
- Nonetheless, he was quite empathetic and was still civil to me.
- I just wanted her to see me at the launch and maybe ponder that since she was going to keep running into me, it might pay to be civil to me.
- Whatever his problem may be, he does not belong in a service occupation if he cannot act in a civil and courteous manner toward his guests.
- But there's no reason why his children and I should not be civil to each other.
- How is it possible to be civil to people who constantly are placing you under assault?
- I'll be polite and civil to him, and I honestly don't think he wants anything more than that.
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