Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913 + 1828)

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Civilization (Page: 260)

Civ`i*li*za"tion (?), n. [Cf. F. civilisation.]

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. [Obs.]