Definitions

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  • noun A civil discussion, especially one in which participants avoid insults, hostility, and negative characterizations of those with whom they disagree.

Etymologies

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Blend of civil and dialogue. Coined by Jeffrey Weiss of the American political news website Politics Daily.

Examples

  • a "civilogue," to use the term coined by PD's Jeffrey Weiss - we are requiring commenters to use their AOL or AIM screen names to submit a comment, and we are reading all comments before publishing them.

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