in accordance with civil law.
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How to use civilly in a sentence
It would also create a national database to track police misconduct while making it easier for officers to be held both criminally and civilly liable.Chauvin verdict injects a fresh jolt of momentum into police overhaul efforts | Seung Min Kim, Annie Linskey, Marianna Sotomayor | April 21, 2021 | Washington Post
Legal officials can in some circumstances pursue the same allegations either criminally or civilly, with a higher burden of proof for prosecutors and stiffer potential penalties for defendants when it comes to criminal cases.The Justice Department Sues Walmart, Accusing It of Illegally Dispensing Opioids | by Jesse Eisinger and James Bandler | December 23, 2020 | ProPublica
Mandela kept his temper, spoke civilly in his accented English and did his best for those he represented.Mandela, My Source: One Journalist’s Memory of Clandestine Meetings | Benjamin Pogrund | December 6, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
“There are 80 percent of the issues we can talk civilly about and find common ground,” he said.
But it is unfortunate that people feel the need to disrupt a gathering where they could peacefully and civilly ask questions.
It would be nice if all this could just be negotiated civilly at a conference table, but often it can't be.
A distinguished-looking man, evidently vested with authority, bustled forward and addressed him, civilly enough.The Red Year | Louis Tracy
A car conductor is instructed to treat passengers civilly and to use no harsh means with them, save in extreme cases.Putnam's Handy Law Book for the Layman | Albert Sidney Bolles
Thus far the wayfarers encountered during his journey had treated him civilly.The Red Year | Louis Tracy
He walked away, taking leave of the man as civilly as though he had been a respectable member of society.Elster's Folly | Mrs. Henry Wood
She enquired civilly and even quietly into your situation, and approved the sentiments which naturally fell from me.Private Letters of Edward Gibbon (1753-1794) Volume 1 (of 2) | Edward Gibbon