Civilization

Definition of Civilization

Civ`i`li`za´tion
n.1.The act of civilizing, or the state of being civilized; national culture; refinement.
Our manners, our civilization, and all the good things connected with manners, and with civilization, have, in this European world of ours, depended for ages upon two principles - . . . the spirit of a gentleman, and spirit of religion.
- Burke
2.(Law) Rendering a criminal process civil.

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acculturation, civility, complex, cultural drift, culture area, culture center, culture complex, culture conflict, culture contact, culture pattern, culture trait, customs, edification, enculturation, ethos, folkways, key trait, mores, polish, refinement, socialization, sophistication, trait, trait-complex
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