What is Civilization?

Civilization is defined as: highly organized society marked by advanced knowledge of trade, government, arts, science and often time written language. Civilization is the process by which a society or place reaches an advanced stage of social development and organization. The word “civilization” comes from the Latin word for townsman or citizen, civis, and its adjectival form, civilis. To be “civilized” essentially meant being a townsman, governed by the constitution and legal statutes of that community.