civil list

noun

Definition of civil list

1 British Commonwealth : a list of sums appropriated annually to pay members of the civil government (such as judges, ambassadors, secretaries) and civil servants obsolete in U.S.
2 : a list of sums appropriated by a parliament to pay expenses of the sovereign and the sovereign's household

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

First Known Use of civil list

1648, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More About civil list

Time Traveler for civil list

Time Traveler

The first known use of civil list was in 1648

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near civil list

civil liberty

civil list

civilly

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for civil list

Cite this Entry

“Civil list.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/civil%20list. Accessed 21 Oct. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon
Seen & Heard
People are talking about

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Farm Idioms Quiz

  • cow coming home
  • What does 'poke' refer to in the expression 'pig in a poke'?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!