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civilian

noun [C]
 
 
/sɪˈvɪliən/
someone who is not a member of a military organization or the policeOrdinary people
Translations of “civilian”
in Korean 민간의…
in Arabic مَدَني…
in Portuguese civil…
in Catalan civil…
in Japanese 民間人…
in Italian civile…
in Chinese (Traditional) 平民, 老百姓…
in Russian штатский, гражданское лицо…
in Turkish sivil, üniformasız kimse…
in Chinese (Simplified) 平民, 老百姓…
in Polish cywil…
(Definition of civilian from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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