civilization etymology

English word civilization comes from French civiliser ((transitive) To civilize.)

Detailed word origin of civilization

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
civiliser French (fra) (transitive) To civilize.
civilisation French (fra) Civilization.
civilization English (eng) (obsolete) The act of rendering a criminal process civil.. (uncountable) Human society, particularly civil society.. An organized culture encompassing many communities, often on the scale of a nation or a people; a stage or system of social, political, or technical development.. The act or process of civilizing or becoming civilized.. The state or quality of being civilized. Collectively, [...]

Words with the same origin as civilization

Descendants of civiliser