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civil war Syllabification: civ·il war
Pronunciation: /ˌsivil ˈwô(ə)r/

Definition of civil war in English:


A war between citizens of the same country. See also American Civil War, English Civil War, Spanish Civil War.
Example sentences
  • We can tell that they've had civil war after civil war and that much of their population is unemployed.
  • This rivalry had involved civil wars, peasant uprisings, and religious strife of every description.
  • This acted as the trigger for a series of civil wars, as reactionaries and progressives battled both with the French and each other.
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