Meaning of civility

ci•vil•i•ty

Pronunciation: (si-vil'i-tē), [key]
— pl. -ties.
  1. courtesy; politeness.
  2. a polite action or expression: an exchange of civilities.
  3. civilization; culture; good breeding.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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