Origin of civilian
OTHER WORDS FROM civilianan·ti·ci·vil·ian, adjectivenon·ci·vil·ian, nounpro·ci·vil·ian, adjective
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How to use civilian in a sentence
It provided an unprecedented picture of civilians’ complaints of abuse by NYPD officers.
According to body-camera footage, Webster told a civilian on a motorcycle to help with the pursuit.The first state to pass a law protecting police accused of misconduct may also be the first to repeal it.|Ovetta Wiggins|February 9, 2021|Washington Post
Along with other senior officers and civilians, I didn’t realize the extent of the problem.The U.S. Military Needs to Fight Extremism in Its Own Ranks. Here's How|James Stavridis|February 5, 2021|Time
When Leftwich retired, he settled into what he called “civilian life,” a chance to decompress after a decade spent in meeting rooms and practice fields.Byron Leftwich is a rising star on a Bucs coaching staff that shows the power of diversity|Adam Kilgore|February 5, 2021|Washington Post
On Monday, the company announced plans to launch the first “all-civilian” mission into orbit by the end of the year.The space tourism we were promised is finally here—sort of|Neel Patel|February 3, 2021|MIT Technology Review
The healthier appearance and civilian clothing are very peculiar.
We also have a language filled with distaste for the civilian “others.”
Police have unions, for one, and those unions influence the elections of their civilian leadership.
A civilian corollary was proven when ISIS waterboarded journalist James Foley before beheading him.The Luxury Homes That Torture and Your Tax Dollars Built|Michael Daly|December 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
You can read more about the civilian-volunteer position here.LAPD Foundation: Mark Wahlberg Would Make a Good Reserve Cop|Asawin Suebsaeng|December 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
"I thought you'd like to see this mountain battery, Fetherston," exclaimed the general, addressing the other civilian.The Doctor of Pimlico|William Le Queux
The leaders of the little Panay army and their civilian colleagues had to be compensated for their acceptance of American rule.The Philippine Islands|John Foreman
Washington, during his Presidency, showed his ability to lead in civilian affairs as well as in military affairs.
Thus, did Virginians—military and civilian—strive to help the Confederate cause in which they so strongly believed.
Within the federal civilian group, approximately 70% are employed by the Department of Defense.
British Dictionary definitions for civilian
- a person whose primary occupation is civil or nonmilitary
- (as modifier)civilian life