politely; courteously.
in accordance with civil law.

Origin of civilly

1400–50; late Middle English. See civil, -ly Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for civilly

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

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