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English definition of “civilian”

civilian

noun [C] uk   /sɪˈvɪl.i.ən/ us  
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 uk   us  
The army has been criticized for attacking the unarmed civilian population.The armed forces generally
(Definition of civilian from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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