civility[sə vil′ə tē]
The definition of civility refers to politeness or etiquette.
When you do not really like someone very much but you manage to treat him politely, greeting him and behaving in a socially acceptable way, this is an example of civility.
- Courteous behavior; politeness.
- A courteous act or utterance.
(countable and uncountable, plural civilities)