a nonmilitary citizen
associated with civil life or performed by persons who are not active members of the military
"civilian clothing"; "civilian life"
A person following the pursuits of civil life, especially one who is not an active member of the military, the police, or a belligerent group.
Three civilians were apprehended by the soldiers and taken away in a military vehicle.
A person who does not belong to a particular group or engage in a particular activity.
That which is not related to the military, police or other uniformed profession
The three detainees were actually army defectors wearing civilian clothing.
Origin: From civilien.
one skilled in the civil law
a student of the civil law at a university or college
one whose pursuits are those of civil life, not military or clerical
Origin: [From Civil]
A civilian under international humanitarian law is a person who is not a member of his or her country's armed forces or other militia. Civilians are distinct from combatants. They are afforded a degree of legal protection from the effects of war and military occupation. In US parlance, a civilian is also considered one not on active duty in the armed services or not on a police or firefighting force.
" Self disciplined citizen, who is responsible and leads a civilized life."Submitted by Baloch on April 4, 2015
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Rank popularity for the word 'civilian' in Adjectives Frequency: #924
The numerical value of civilian in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of civilian in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
This is a major step towards unmanned civilian planes.
We need to fulfill the main goal: protect the civilian population.
The Military Space Forces have never hit civilian targets in Syria.
Precautions were taken to avoid civilian casualties with this air strike.
We would liked to have had an all-civilian government but this is realpolitik.
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- zivil, Zivilist, ZivilistinGerman
- civil, civileFrench
- sìobhaltaScottish Gaelic
- אזרחית, אזרחי, אזרחHebrew
- 文民, 市民Japanese
- 민간인, 일반 민간인Korean
- burger-, burgerDutch
- sivilistNorwegian Nynorsk
- [[гражда́нский]] [[челове́к]], шта́тский, циви́льный, [[гражданский, гражда́нскийRussian
- cìvīlnī, cìvīlSerbo-Croatian
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