Civil and Public


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Civil adjective – Of or relating to a nation.
Usage example: the country was not destroyed by outside enemies but by a series of civil wars

Public is a synonym for civil in civic topic. In some cases you can use "Public" instead the word "Civil" as an adjective or a noun, when it comes to topics like property, society, specific. popular alternative
Nearby Words: civility, civilised, civilization, civilly, civilian
Synonyms for Civil


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Public adjective – Of or relating to a nation.
Usage example: a trade agreement in the public interest

Civil is a synonym for public in civic topic. You can use "Civil" instead an adjective "Public", if it concerns topics such as society, specific, community, constitutional. popular alternative
Nearby Words: publicize, publicise, publication, publicity, publicly
Synonyms for Public

Things that words describes

life civil life public life
order civil order public order
identity civil identity public identity
servant civil servant public servant
Other nouns: official, services, servants.

Both words in one sentence

  • Light Novel / Black Bullet Public flogging and lynching on cursed children is common and most of them live in poverty unless working with civil securities.
  • It's just that most of this isn't common knowledge for national security reasons, mostly to avoid civil war, so public perception does most of the work for them.
  • Real Life / Mean Character, Nice Actor He was probably more civil with McCool since she was used to it, being familiar with the limelight herself, as opposed to his first wife, who wasn't in the public eye.
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