The organization and training of civilians for the protection of lives and property during and after attacks in wartime.
- Britain's wartime civil defence workers are being commemorated at an exhibition during Remembrance weekend.
- The ending of the Cold War has resulted in diminished interest in, and budgeting for, civil defence in the traditional sense as a response to military attack.
- These senior ministers would have been accompanied by military, intelligence and civil defence officers.
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Syllabification: civ·il de·fense
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