civilly

[ siv-uh-lee ]
/ ˈsɪv ə li /

adverb

politely; courteously.
in accordance with civil law.

Nearby words

  1. civilisation,
  2. civility,
  3. civilization,
  4. civilize,
  5. civilized,
  6. civils,
  7. civism,
  8. civitan,
  9. civitas,
  10. civitavecchia

Origin of civilly

1400–50; late Middle English. See civil, -ly

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Word Origin and History for civilly

civilly

adv.

1550s, "with reference to citizenship or civil matters," also "in a well-bred manner;" from civil + -ly (2).

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