Meaning of “civil war” in the English Dictionary

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"civil war" in British English

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civil warnoun [ C ]

uk /ˌsɪv.əl ˈwɔːr/ us /ˌsɪv.əl ˈwɔːr/

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

"civil war" in American English

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civil warnoun [ C ]

/ˈsɪv·əl ˈwɔr/

a war fought between groups of people living in the same country

(Definition of “civil war” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)