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civilian

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

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

Full Definition of CIVILIAN

1
:  a specialist in Roman or modern civil law
2
a :  one not on active duty in the armed services or not on a police or firefighting force
b :  outsider 1
civilian adjective
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Examples of CIVILIAN

  1. The bomb injured 12 civilians.

First Known Use of CIVILIAN

14th century
CIVILIANS Defined for Kids

1civilian

noun ci·vil·ian \sə-ˈvil-yən\

Definition of CIVILIAN for Kids

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

2civilian

adjective

Definition of CIVILIAN for Kids

:  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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