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Definition: Civil list
, n. [AS. l[=i]st a list of cloth; akin to D. lijst,
G. leiste, OHG. l[=i]sta, Icel. lista, listi, Sw. list, Dan.
liste. In sense 5 from F. liste, of German origin, and thus
ultimately the same word.]
1. A strip forming the woven border or selvedge of cloth,
particularly of broadcloth, and serving to strengthen it;
hence, a strip of cloth; a fillet. “Gartered with a red
and blue list.”
2. A limit or boundary; a border.
The very list, the very utmost bound,
Of all our fortunes. --Shak.
3. The lobe of the ear; the ear itself. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
4. A stripe. [Obs.] --Sir T. Browne.
5. A roll or catalogue, that is, row or line; a record of
names; as, a list of names, books, articles; a list of
He was the ablest emperor of all the list. --Bacon.
6. (Arch.) A little square molding; a fillet; -- called also
7. (Carp.) A narrow strip of wood, esp. sapwood, cut from the
edge of a plank or board.
8. (Rope Making) A piece of woolen cloth with which the yarns
are grasped by a workman.
9. (Tin-plate Manuf.)
(a) The first thin coat of tin.
(b) A wirelike rim of tin left on an edge of the plate
after it is coated.
(Great Britain & U.S.), the civil officers of
government, as judges, ambassadors, secretaries, etc.
Hence, the revenues or appropriations of public money for
the support of the civil officers. More recently, the
civil list, in England, embraces only the expenses of the
reigning monarch's household.
(a) A list of articles admitted to a country free of duty.
(b) A list of persons admitted to any entertainment, as a
theater or opera, without payment, or to whom a
periodical, or the like, is furnished without cost.
Syn: Roll; catalogue; register; inventory; schedule.
. A list is properly a simple series of
names, etc., in a brief form, such as might naturally
be entered in a narrow strip of paper. A roll was
originally a list containing the names of persons
belonging to a public body (as Parliament, etc.),
which was rolled up and laid aside among its archives.
A catalogue is a list of persons or things arranged in
order, and usually containing some description of the
same, more or less extended. A register is designed
for record or preservation. An inventory is a list of
articles, found on hand in a store of goods, or in the
estate of a deceased person, or under similar
circumstances. A schedule is a formal list or
inventory prepared for legal or business purposes.
, a. [L. civilis, fr. civis citizen: cf. F. civil.
1. Pertaining to a city or state, or to a citizen in his
relations to his fellow citizens or to the state; within
the city or state.
2. Subject to government; reduced to order; civilized; not
barbarous; -- said of the community.
England was very rude and barbarous; for it is but
even the other day since England grew civil.
3. Performing the duties of a citizen; obedient to
government; -- said of an individual.
Civil men come nearer the saints of God than others;
they come within a step or two of heaven. --Preston
4. Having the manners of one dwelling in a city, as opposed
to those of savages or rustics; polite; courteous;
Note: “A civil man now is one observant of slight external
courtesies in the mutual intercourse between man and
man; a civil man once was one who fulfilled all the
duties and obligations flowing from his position as a
'civis' and his relations to the other members of that
5. Pertaining to civic life and affairs, in distinction from
military, ecclesiastical, or official state.
6. Relating to rights and remedies sought by action or suit
distinct from criminal proceedings.
, an action to enforce the rights or redress
the wrongs of an individual, not involving a criminal
, the architecture which is employed in
constructing buildings for the purposes of civil life, in
distinction from military and naval architecture, as
private houses, palaces, churches, etc.
. (Law.) See under Death
. See under Engineering
. See under Law
. See under List
(Law), that given to a person injured, by
action, as opposed to a criminal prosecution.
, all service rendered to and paid for by the
state or nation other than that pertaining to naval or
Civil service reform
, the substitution of business
principles and methods for the spoils system in the
conduct of the civil service, esp. in the matter of
appointments to office.
, the whole body of the laity or citizens not
included under the military, maritime, and ecclesiastical
. Same as Civil action
. See under War
. See under Year