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civility

noun
     
ci‧vil‧i‧ty formal
1 [uncountable] polite behaviour which most people consider normal [↪ civil]:
Please have the civility to knock before you enter next time.
2

civilities

[plural] something that you say or do in order to be polite:
We exchanged civilities when we were neighbours, but nothing more.

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