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Definition of Civilian

Civilian

  1. One skilled in the civil law.
  2. A student of the civil law at a university or college.
  3. One whose pursuits are those of civil life, not military or clerical.

Civilian Quotations

Twenty-five million veterans are living among us today. These men and women selflessly set aside their civilian lives to put on the uniform and serve us.
Steve Buyer

We cannot continue to rely only on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives that we've set. We've got to have a civilian national security force that's just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded.
Barack Obama

No one in the United States has become seriously ill or has died because of any kind of accident at a civilian nuclear power plant.
Joe Barton

Unfortunately, in war, there are casualties, including among the civilian population.
John O. Brennan

What is and isn't justified by military necessity is, naturally, open to interpretation. One of the key concepts, though, is the law of proportionality. A military attack that results in civilian casualties - 'collateral damage' - is acceptable as long as the military benefits outweigh the price that is paid by humanity.
Sebastian Junger
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Civilian Translations

civilian in Dutch is civiel, burgerlijk
civilian in French is civil
civilian in German is Zivilist
civilian in Portuguese is civil
civilian in Spanish is paisano, civil
civilian in Swedish is civil
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