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civilian Saltos de línea: ci¦vil|ian
Pronunciación: /sɪˈvɪlj(ə)n/

Definición de civilian en inglés:


1A person not in the armed services or the police force: terrorists and soldiers have killed tens of thousands of civilians
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  • Eight more police and two civilians died when their vehicles ran over mines.
  • The awards are made to civilians and police officers who put their lives at risk to save others.
  • People were brutally assaulted by police, and by civilians who acted in collusion to them.
non-military person, non-combatant, ordinary citizen, private citizen
informal civvy
1.1 informal A person who is not a member of a particular profession or group, as viewed by a member of that group: I talk to a lot of actresses and they say that civilians are scared of them
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  • Many civilians outside the wonderful world of the City, having been lectured about their overdrafts, assumed that the banks were paragons of financial conservatism.
  • Was he a civilian or a celebrity?
  • People in show business refer to those outside of it as civilians.


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Relating to civilians: civilian clothes
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  • We have an ethical duty to avoid civilian casualties wherever possible.
  • Counterfeit papers and civilian clothes were produced for use by escapees.
  • Most soldiers mix the uniform with civilian clothes because items are out of stock.


Late Middle English (denoting a practitioner of civil law): from Old French civilien, in the phrase droit civilien 'civil law'. The current sense arose in the early 19th century.

Palabras que riman con civilian

Abbevillian, Azilian, Brazilian, caecilian, Castilian, Chilean, Churchillian, cotillion, crocodilian, epyllion, Gillian, Lilian, Maximilian, Pamphylian, pavilion, postilion, Quintilian, reptilian, Sicilian, Tamilian, vaudevillian, vermilion, Virgilian

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