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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

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

You've got to forget about this civilian. Whenever you drop bombs, you're going to hit civilians.
Barry Goldwater

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

Qatar-based 'Al-Jazeera,' the most important news channel in the Arab world, was harshly criticized by high U.S. officials for having 'emphasized civilian casualties' during the destruction of Falluja. The problem of independent media was later resolved when the channel was kicked out of Iraq in preparation for free elections.
Noam Chomsky

For those who have made the ultimate sacrifice, we are grateful that such men and women were among us. For those who continue to serve, we honor their commitment. For those who return to civilian life, we honor their service.
Steve Buyer
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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