Definitions for civilian
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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.
Etymology: From civilien.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
One that professes the knowledge of the old Roman law, and of general equity.
Etymology: civilis, Lat.
The professors of that law, called civilians, because the civil law is their guide, should not be discountenanced nor discouraged. Francis Bacon, Advice to Villers.
A depending kingdom is a term of art, unknown to all ancient civilians, and writers upon government. Jonathan Swift.
A civilian is a person who is not a member of the military, police force, or any armed forces. They are individuals who are not involved in enforcing laws or engaging in combat either professionally or officially. The term is often used to distinguish between ordinary citizens and those involved in situations such as wars or conflicts.
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
Etymology: [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
British National Corpus
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
You're so goddamned concerned about the civilians, and I don't give a damn. to Secretary of State Henry Kissinger on civilian casualties in Vietnam
Israel is in the midst of a difficult military and diplomatic campaign against terrorists. An organisation that works to prove allegations that Israel is committing war crimes should be so good as to do so with its own resources and not with civilian national service volunteers and state funds.
If there is one basic element in our Constitution, it is civilian control of the military.
Maybe the answer to Selective Service is to start everyone off in the army and draft them for civilian life as needed.
Attacks on civilian areas with aerial indiscriminate bombs, such as vacuum bombs, are prohibited under international law, hitting crowded civilian markets killing almost one hundred of its own citizens by a government is unacceptable in any circumstances.
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- zivil, Zivilist, ZivilistinGerman
- civile, civilFrench
- sìobhaltaScottish Gaelic
- אזרחי, אזרח, אזרחיתHebrew
- 文民, 市民Japanese
- 민간인, 일반 민간인Korean
- burger, burger-Dutch
- sivilistNorwegian Nynorsk
- гражда́нский, [[гражданский, циви́льный, шта́тский, [[гражда́нский]] [[челове́к]]Russian
- cìvīl, cìvīlnīSerbo-Croatian
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