Of, concerning, or affecting the community or the people
Characterized by good manners
The last civil war set us back fifty years.
Alex was civil to Señor Medena, if not friendly.
Someone told me that it was built by Union soldiers hiding from the rebels during the Civil War.
In other words, civil government steps in to take over roles traditionally provided by private charity only when charities no longer provide the service.
But the Civil War interrupted development.