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English definition of “civilian”

civilian

noun [C] (ORDINARY PERSON)   /səˈvɪl·jən/
politics & government a person who is not a member of the police, the armed forces, or a fire department: The senator is not the only civilian who would like to ride in a space shuttle.
(Definition of civilian noun (ORDINARY PERSON) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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