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civil defense

noun

Simple Definition of civil defense

  • : a group of people who are not part of the military but are trained to protect and help people if an enemy attacks their country or if there is a natural disaster (such as a flood or earthquake)

Full Definition of civil defense

  1. :  the system of protective measures and emergency relief activities conducted by civilians in case of hostile attack, sabotage, or natural disaster

Examples of civil defense

  1. She's in training to be part of the local civil defense.

  2. the head of civil defense



1939

First Known Use of civil defense

1939


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