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civil defense

noun

: 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
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Examples of CIVIL DEFENSE

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

First Known Use of CIVIL DEFENSE

1939

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