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civilly

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adverb civ·il·ly \ˈsi-və(l)-lē\

Definition of civilly

  1. 1 :  in terms of civil rights, law, or matters <civilly dead>

  2. 2 :  in a civil manner :  politely



15th Century

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15th century


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