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civic and civil What is the difference between the words "civil" and "civic"? I know of a party "Civic Platform", but people usually talk about "civil" rights.
Jun 19, 2013 9:45 AM
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Here's a good explanation from a 2008 italki answer
June 19, 2013
Civic is usually used when talking about a city or citizenship - ie "civic duty" - duty towards one's city. Civil is similar but a little more general indicating a relation to the community as a whole rather than to a particular city. Hence "civil rights". Civil can, of course, also mean polite.
June 19, 2013
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