The New International Encyclopædia/Civilization

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The New International Encyclopædia
Civilization
Edition of 1905. See also Civilization on Wikipedia, and the disclaimer.

CIVILIZATION. In general, the condition of more advanced peoples in contradistinction to those classed as barbaric and savage. Specifically, that stage of human culture characterized by social organization based on the recognition of proprietary rights, especially in land; the third stage in human development. See Man, Science of.