What does civilian mean?

Definitions for civilian
sɪˈvɪl yəncivil·ian

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. civilian(adj)

    a nonmilitary citizen

  2. civilian(adj)

    associated with civil life or performed by persons who are not active members of the military

    "civilian clothing"; "civilian life"

Wiktionary

  1. civilian(Noun)

    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.

    Etymology: From civilien.

  2. civilian(Noun)

    A person who does not belong to a particular group or engage in a particular activity.

    Etymology: From civilien.

  3. civilian(Adjective)

    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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Civilian(noun)

    one skilled in the civil law

    Etymology: [From Civil]

  2. Civilian(noun)

    a student of the civil law at a university or college

    Etymology: [From Civil]

  3. Civilian(noun)

    one whose pursuits are those of civil life, not military or clerical

    Etymology: [From Civil]

Freebase

  1. Civilian

    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.

Editors Contribution

  1. Civilian

    " Self disciplined citizen, who is responsible and leads a civilized life."

    Submitted by Baloch on April 4, 2015  

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'civilian' in Adjectives Frequency: #924

How to pronounce civilian?

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    Daniel
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    Karen
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How to say civilian in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of civilian in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of civilian in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of civilian in a Sentence

  1. Veronica Landry:

    There needs to be another registry for contractors and civilian workers who got sick, it should be handled by the Department of Labor.

  2. Kim Jolliffe:

    Mistrust of the government is chronic, following decades of civilian-targeted military operations ... and (trust) will not be bought through token social services without genuine changes to the governance and security sectors.

  3. John Wood:

    At both the civilian and military level, Russia has used such weapons against protesters and U.S. diplomats.

  4. Defense Secretary Mark Esper:

    We are prepared to distribute to HHS up to 2,000 deployable ventilators for use as needed. These machines are different from their civilian equivalents and require special training to operate, but we are committed to supporting HHS's requirements in any way we can, the department has made our 14 certified coronavirus testing labs available to test non-DOD personnel as well, and we will soon offer two additional labs for that purpose. We hope this will provide excess capacity to the civilian population.

  5. Paul Callan:

    In criminal law, the police can't wire somebody up. They have to give you Miranda warnings if they're going to take a statement from you, however, if a civilian is tape recording you, as was the case here with HBO, that's admissible in court if it's relevant to the crime committed.

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