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ci•vil•ian



Pronunciation: (si-vil'yun), [key]
n.
1. a person who is not on active duty with a military, naval, police, or fire fighting organization.
2. Informal.anyone regarded by members of a profession, interest group, society, etc., as not belonging; nonprofessional; outsider: We need a producer to run the movie studio, not some civilian from the business world.
3. a person versed in or studying Roman or civil law.

adj.
of, pertaining to, formed by, or administered by civilians.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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