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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.
civilian
adjective uk   us  
The army has been criticized for attacking the unarmed civilian population.
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