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civilian

noun [C] uk   us   /sɪˈvɪl.i.ən/
C2 a person who is not a member of the police or the armed forces: The bomb killed four soldiers and three civilians.
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adjective uk   us  
The army has been criticized for attacking the unarmed civilian population.
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…
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