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 for Civil list
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  List \List\, n. [AS. l[imac]st a list of cloth; akin to D.
     lijst, G. leiste, OHG. l[imac]sta, Icel. lista, listi, Sw.
     list, Dan. liste. In sense 5 from F. liste, of German origin,
     and thus ultimately the same word.]
     1. A strip forming the woven border or selvedge of cloth,
        particularly of broadcloth, and serving to strengthen it;
        hence, a strip of cloth; a fillet. "Gartered with a red
        and blue list." --Shak.
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     2. A limit or boundary; a border.
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              The very list, the very utmost bound,
              Of all our fortunes.                  --Shak.
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     3. The lobe of the ear; the ear itself. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
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     4. A stripe. [Obs.] --Sir T. Browne.
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     5. A roll or catalogue, that is, row or line; a record of
        names; as, a list of names, books, articles; a list of
        ratable estate.
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              He was the ablest emperor of all the list. --Bacon.
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     6. (Arch.) A little square molding; a fillet; -- called also
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     7. (Carp.) A narrow strip of wood, esp. sapwood, cut from the
        edge of a plank or board.
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     8. (Rope Making) A piece of woolen cloth with which the yarns
        are grasped by a workman.
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     9. (Tin-plate Manuf.)
        (a) The first thin coat of tin.
        (b) A wirelike rim of tin left on an edge of the plate
            after it is coated.
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     Civil list (Great Britain & U.S.), the civil officers of
        government, as judges, ambassadors, secretaries, etc.
        Hence, the revenues or appropriations of public money for
        the support of the civil officers. More recently, the
        civil list, in England, embraces only the expenses of the
        reigning monarch's household.
     Free list.
        (a) A list of articles admitted to a country free of duty.
        (b) A list of persons admitted to any entertainment, as a
            theater or opera, without payment, or to whom a
            periodical, or the like, is furnished without cost.
     Syn: Roll; catalogue; register; inventory; schedule.
     Usage: List, Roll, Catalogue, Register, Inventory,
            Schedule. A list is properly a simple series of
            names, etc., in a brief form, such as might naturally
            be entered in a narrow strip of paper. A roll was
            originally a list containing the names of persons
            belonging to a public body (as Parliament, etc.),
            which was rolled up and laid aside among its archives.
            A catalogue is a list of persons or things arranged in
            order, and usually containing some description of the
            same, more or less extended. A register is designed
            for record or preservation. An inventory is a list of
            articles, found on hand in a store of goods, or in the
            estate of a deceased person, or under similar
            circumstances. A schedule is a formal list or
            inventory prepared for legal or business purposes.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Civil \Civ"il\, a. [L. civilis, fr. civis citizen: cf. F. civil.
     See City.]
     1. Pertaining to a city or state, or to a citizen in his
        relations to his fellow citizens or to the state; within
        the city or state.
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     2. Subject to government; reduced to order; civilized; not
        barbarous; -- said of the community.
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              England was very rude and barbarous; for it is but
              even the other day since England grew civil.
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     3. Performing the duties of a citizen; obedient to
        government; -- said of an individual.
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              Civil men come nearer the saints of God than others;
              they come within a step or two of heaven. --Preston
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     4. Having the manners of one dwelling in a city, as opposed
        to those of savages or rustics; polite; courteous;
        complaisant; affable.
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     Note: "A civil man now is one observant of slight external
           courtesies in the mutual intercourse between man and
           man; a civil man once was one who fulfilled all the
           duties and obligations flowing from his position as a
           'civis' and his relations to the other members of that
           'civitas.'" --Trench
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     5. Pertaining to civic life and affairs, in distinction from
        military, ecclesiastical, or official state.
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     6. Relating to rights and remedies sought by action or suit
        distinct from criminal proceedings.
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     Civil action, an action to enforce the rights or redress
        the wrongs of an individual, not involving a criminal
     Civil architecture, the architecture which is employed in
        constructing buildings for the purposes of civil life, in
        distinction from military and naval architecture, as
        private houses, palaces, churches, etc.
     Civil death. (Law.) See under Death.
     Civil engineering. See under Engineering.
     Civil law. See under Law.
     Civil list. See under List.
     Civil remedy (Law), that given to a person injured, by
        action, as opposed to a criminal prosecution.
     Civil service, all service rendered to and paid for by the
        state or nation other than that pertaining to naval or
        military affairs.
     Civil service reform, the substitution of business
        principles and methods for the spoils system in the
        conduct of the civil service, esp. in the matter of
        appointments to office.
     Civil state, the whole body of the laity or citizens not
        included under the military, maritime, and ecclesiastical
     Civil suit. Same as Civil action.
     Civil war. See under War.
     Civil year. See under Year.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  Civil List
      n 1: a sum of money voted by British Parliament each year for
           the expenses of the British royal family

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  CIVIL LIST. The sum which is yearly paid by the state to its monarch, and 
  the domains of which he is suffered to have the enjoyment. 

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