Definition of civil defence in English:

civil defence

Line breaks: civil de|fence

noun

[mass noun]
The organization and training of civilians to be prepared for attacks in wartime.
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  • 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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