|1.||Freedom from barbarity; the state of being civilised.
The English were at first as stout and warlike a people as ever the Iris;
and yet are now brought unto that civility, that no nation in the world
excelleth them in all goodly conversation, and all the studies of
knowledge and humanity.|
Spenser's State of Ireland.
Davies on Ireland.
Shakespeare, As you like it.
He, by his great civility and affability, wrought very much upon the people.
Clarendon, b. viii.
I should be kept from a publication; did not what your civility calls a request, your greatness, command.
We, in point of civility, yield to others in our own houses.
Dryden Cym. and Iphig.