• Adj: having a high state of culture and development both social and technological; example: "terrorist acts that shocked the civilized world"
• Adj: marked by refinement in taste and manners; examples: "cultivated speech", "cultured Bostonians", "cultured tastes", "a genteel old lady", "polite society"
Taxation is the price we pay for failing to build a civilized society. The higher the tax level, the greater the failure. A centrally planned totalitarian state represents a complete defeat for the civilized world, while a totally voluntary society represents its ultimate success.
One has to work for years and decades, to conduct negotiations, to stand for positions and points of view, to jointly develop a civilized view on the administrative and state organization of Chechnya.
When man learns to understand and control his own behavior as well as he is learning to understand and control the behavior of crop plants and domestic animals, he may be justified in believing that he has become civilized.