A society or condition of society that has risen above the state of savagery and barbaric practices, and shows a sense of justice and fairness, giving equality, rights and freedoms to all.
For example, native colonies who are kind and loving to each other, respect nature by giving back what they take, living in harmony with nature and the seasons, should be considered civilized. Whereas people who attack other countries and destroy their culture, exploit the Earth and destroy it, ignore their poor, kill their own unborn babies and even make it legal, spread pollution everywhere, showing greed instead of kindness and compassion, should be considered an uncivilized people. The classic example of an uncivilized nation, with all of the above savagery and barbaric behavior patterns, is America.
Mahatma Gandhi was once asked what he thought of "Western civilization". He said "I think it would be a good idea," emphasizing that the West has not become civilized yet.