civil year


civil year
   a year as measured by the conventional (Gregorian) calendar, equal to 365 days in most years but 366 days in a leap year. See year2. This is the same unit as the calendar year (see above). Both names are often used to specify years beginning with January 1, as opposed to a fiscal year beginning on some other date.

Dictionary of units of measurement. 2015.

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  • Civil year — Year Year, n. [OE. yer, yeer, [yogh]er, AS. ge[ a]r; akin to OFries. i?r, g?r, D. jaar, OHG. j[=a]r, G. jahr, Icel. [=a]r, Dan. aar, Sw. [*a]r, Goth. j?r, Gr. ? a season of the year, springtime, a part of the day, an hour, ? a year, Zend y[=a]re… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Civil year — 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. [1913 Webster] 2. Subject to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • civil year — n. CALENDAR YEAR * * * …   Universalium

  • civil year — n. CALENDAR YEAR …   English World dictionary

  • civil year — year which begins on January 1st and end of December 31st …   English contemporary dictionary

  • civil year — noun the year (reckoned from January 1 to December 31) according to Gregorian calendar • Syn: ↑calendar year • Hypernyms: ↑year, ↑twelvemonth, ↑yr • Hyponyms: ↑date …   Useful english dictionary

  • civil year. — See under year (def. 1). * * * …   Universalium

  • civil year — See year …   Black's law dictionary

  • civil year — See year …   Black's law dictionary

  • civil year — Same as solar year …   Ballentine's law dictionary


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