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English definition of “civilian”

civilian

noun [C]     /sɪˈvɪl.i.ən/
C2 a person who is not a member of the police or the armed forces: The bomb killed four soldiers and three civilians.The armed forces generally civilian     adjective The army has been criticized for attacking the unarmed civilian population.The armed forces generally
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