Synonyms for civilian

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It appears Balfour was the civilian of the British while here in power.

The whole air of him, though he was in civilian's clothes, proclaimed the policeman.

A person distinguishable from a civilian by his uniform and from a soldier by his gait.

One might have thought him a non-commissioned officer in civilian attire.

He was clad in a civilian costume, which pronouncedly smacked of the prairie.

Now, this is what is always hard to get over to a civilian; the time element.

There's been a riot, and some civilian's got hold of an ato-projector.

The door creaked open and a man in civilian clothes entered.

The civilian was a slender man with a big nose and a very small chin.

He was dressed in the garb of a civilian, and was entirely unarmed.

WORD ORIGIN

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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