chiefly British English spelling of civilization. Also see -ize.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Examples from the Web for civilisation

Contemporary Examples of civilisation

Historical Examples of civilisation

  • At each stage some of the comforts of civilisation and peace reappeared.

  • I was in a hurry to leave the store, the home of these two victims of civilisation.

    My Double Life

    Sarah Bernhardt

  • The equality of poverty would have produced stagnation in civilisation.


    Theodor Hertzka

  • For is everything which is necessary to the progress of civilisation consequently also possible?


    Theodor Hertzka

  • Every advance in civilisation is synonymous with a progressive diminution of the differences.


    Theodor Hertzka