Meaning of “civil defence” in the English Dictionary

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"civil defence" in British English

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civil defencenoun [ U ]

uk /ˌsɪv.əl dɪˈfens/ us /ˌsɪv.əl dɪˈfens/

the organizing and training of ordinary people to protect themselves or their property from an enemy attack during a war

(Definition of “civil defence” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)