(of disorder, conflict or war) happening between citizens of the same country
There are new fears of a possible return to civil conflict.
relating to aspects of the civil law (=codified law) from civil law systems (=legal systems based on codified law rather than common law systems)
Switzerland is a civil law jurisdiction.
relating to ordinary citizens rather than the military or the church
All civil aircraft must pass a series of regular maintenance tests laid down by aviation authorities.