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
: 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 in a sentence
She's in training to be part of the local civil defense.
the head of civil defense
First Known Use of civil defense
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