Definition of Civil year

1. Noun. The year (reckoned from January 1 to December 31) according to Gregorian calendar.

Exact synonyms: Calendar Year
Specialized synonyms: Date
Generic synonyms: Twelvemonth, Year, Yr



Definition of Civil year

1. Noun. The year adopted by any nation for the computation of time. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Civil Year

civil servants
civil service
civil services
civil society
civil suit
civil suits
civil time
civil trial
civil twilight
civil unions
civil war
civil wars
civil wrong
civil wrongs
civil year (current term)
civilian
civilian clothing
civilian dress
civilian garb
civilian health and medical program of the uniformed services
civilianization
civilianizations
civilianize
civilianized
civilianizes
civilianizing
civilians
civilisation
civilisational

Literary usage of Civil year

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1. History of the Inductive Sciences from the Earliest to the Present Time by William Whewell (1858)
"Correction of the civil year. (Julian Calendar. ... The civil year would be found not to coincide with the year of the seasons ; the beginning of the former ..."

2. History of the Inductive Sciences from the Earliest to the Present Time by William Whewell (1857)
"The civil year would be found not to coincide with the year of the seasons; ... The Egyptians, on the other hand, knowingly permitted their civil year to ..."

3. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"The civil year is that which is employed in chronology, and varies among different ... In the arrangement of the civil year, two objects are sought to be ..."

4. The Scientific Papers of the Honourable Henry Cavendish by Henry Cavendish (1921)
"On the civil year of the Hindoos, and its Divisions ; laith an Account of three Hindoo Almanacs belonging to Charles Wilkins, Esq. By Henry Cavendish, ..."

5. Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society by Royal Meteorological Society (Great Britain) (1873)
"In respect to the termination of the year, the strongest argument for closing with the civil year is, that Prof. Buys Ballot, all whose publications have ..."

6. A History of Greece to the Death of Alexander the Great by John Bagnell Bury (1913)
"The civil year was supposed to begin as nearly as possible '*i/l beginning of the one should not diverge too far from the beginning of the official to the ..."

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