civilian

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  • Info A civilian under the laws of war (also known as international humanitarian law) is a person who is not a member of his or her country's armed forces or militias or who is not taking a direct part of hostilities in an armed conflict. more...
  • Control of the armed forces has also passed into the hands of the civilian government.
  • More than one million civilians and soldiers were killed in the war.
  • The military kept their promise to return the country to democratic civilian rule.
  • Space stations have also been used for both military and civilian purposes.
  • Of these, about thirty were members of various security forces and one hundred were civilians.
  • In addition, most models were produced for the civilian market as well.
  • The United States has a strong tradition of civilian control of the military.
  • The airport serves as a military air base and a civilian commercial airport.
  • In preparation for his royal duties, he attended both civilian and military schools.
  • The latter was the last civilian ship for many years.
  • A great deal of damage was done to the civilian children population by land mines.
  • These announcements could for instance order any civilian laws to come back into force.
  • Former Coast Guard officers have been appointed to numerous civilian government offices.
  • The gang is believed to have killed at least nine police officers and several civilians.
  • It also shot dead two Catholic civilians as they walked home.
  • Within eight days he had established a civilian administration.
  • Two of the men said that they had killed civilians, and two others said that they had seen friends die.
  • Though exact figures are not available, the loss of civilian life appears to have been very small.
  • Several months later he appeared in Paris wearing a dark civilian suit.
  • Military and civilian observers from every major power closely followed the course of the war.
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Words starting with civilian

Meaning of civilian

  • noun A nonmilitary citizen
  • adjective Associated with civil life or performed by persons who are not active members of the military
    civilian clothing, civilian life