1. (a.) Pertaining to a city or state, or to a citizen in his relations to his fellow citizens or to the state; within the city or state.

2. (a.) Subject to government; reduced to order; civilized; not barbarous; -- said of the community.

3. (a.) Performing the duties of a citizen; obedient to government; -- said of an individual.

4. (a.) Having the manners of one dwelling in a city, as opposed to those of savages or rustics; polite; courteous; complaisant; affable.

5. (a.) Pertaining to civic life and affairs, in distinction from military, ecclesiastical, or official state.

6. (a.) Relating to rights and remedies sought by action or suit distinct from criminal proceedings.

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