a court of law in which civil cases are tried and determined.See also civil law(def 1).
a secular court as opposed to an ecclesiastical or military court.
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- civil aeronautics board,
- civil air patrol,
- civil day,
- civil death,
- civil defence,
- civil defense,
- civil disobedience
Origin of civil court
First recorded in 1550–1600
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