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Meaning of CIVILIAN

Pronunciation:  si'vilyun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a nonmilitary citizen
  2. [adj]  associated with or performed by civilians as contrasted with the military; "civilian clothing"; "civilian life"

CIVILIAN is a 8 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: civil, noncombatant
 Antonyms: man, military, military man, military personnel, serviceman
 See Also: citizen



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ci*vil"ian\, n. [From {Civil}]
1. One skilled in the civil law.

         Ancient civilians and writers upon government.

2. A student of the civil law at a university or college.
   --R. Graves.

3. One whose pursuits are those of civil life, not military
   or clerical.

Thesaurus Terms
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