Non-civilian



[si-vil-yuh n] /sɪˈvɪl yən/

noun
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.
adjective
4.
of, pertaining to, formed by, or administered by civilians.
/sɪˈvɪljən/
noun
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n.

late 14c., “judge or authority on civil law,” from Old French civilien “of the civil law,” created from Latin civilis “relating to a citizen, relating to public life, befitting a citizen; popular, affable, courteous” (see civil). Sense of “non-military person” is attested by 1819 (earlier in this sense was civilian, attested from c.1600 as “non-soldier”). The adjective is from 1640s.

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