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civilian

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noun ci·vil·ian \sə-ˈvil-yən also -ˈvi-yən\

Simple Definition of civilian

  • : a person who is not a member of the military or of a police or firefighting force

Full Definition of civilian

  1. 1 :  a specialist in Roman or modern civil law

  2. 2 a :  one not on active duty in the armed services or not on a police or firefighting force b :  outsider 1

civilian adjective

Examples of civilian

  1. The bomb injured 12 civilians.



14th Century

First Known Use of civilian

14th century


CIVILIAN Defined for Kids

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civilian

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noun ci·vil·ian \sə-ˈvil-yən\

Definition of civilian

  1. :  a person who is not a member of a military, police, or firefighting force




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civilian

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adjective ci·vil·ian

Definition of civilian

  1. :  of or relating to people who are not members of a military, police, or firefighting force <After serving in the army, he got a civilian job.>





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