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.
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
Thousands of Taliban fighters were allowed to enter with guns and some of them could be hiding in civilian areas, planning attacks.
The expectation of continued fighting in the coming months combined with the current levels of civilian casualties, demonstrate the critical need for immediate steps to be taken by all parties to the conflict to prevent harm to civilians.
There were enough troops inside Kunduz city, but the insurgents used some route deemed not that sensitive, our forces arrived there on time, but we had to take extra care not to cause civilian casualties.
I condemn the increasing number of child casualties, which are often a result of attacks in densely populated areas and against civilian objects, including schools and hospitals.
Not only is our civilian infrastructure susceptible to cyberattack, but we have to be concerned about our military infrastructure, there's no point in having planes and ships and armored vehicles in today's world if the network is itself vulnerable.
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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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