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  • adj.nonmilitary
  • nounnonmilitary person

synonyms for civilian

  • private
  • noncombatant
  • pacificist
  • noncombative
  • nonmilitant
  • not in armed forces
  • unhostile
See also synonyms for: civilians / noncivilian
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    It provided an unprecedented picture of civilians’ complaints of abuse by NYPD officers.
    PROPUBLICA’S “NYPD FILES” WINS JOHN JAY COLLEGE/HARRY FRANK GUGGENHEIM AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE REPORTINGBY PROPUBLICAFEBRUARY 11, 2021PROPUBLICA
    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 WIGGINSFEBRUARY 9, 2021WASHINGTON 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 HOWJAMES STAVRIDISFEBRUARY 5, 2021TIME
    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 DIVERSITYADAM KILGOREFEBRUARY 5, 2021WASHINGTON 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 OFNEEL PATELFEBRUARY 3, 2021MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
    On February 1, Myanmar’s military arrested leaders of the country’s civilian-led government and declared a one-year state of emergency.
    WHY CHINA STANDS TO GAIN FROM THE COUP IN MYANMARIAN BREMMERFEBRUARY 2, 2021TIME
    The government also failed to hold the military accountable for systematic violence against civilians from ethnic minorities, including the Rohingya.
    MYANMAR’S MILITARY DIDN’T JUST OVERTHROW AUNG SAN SUU KYI'S GOVERNMENT. IT’S CRACKING DOWN ON ALL FORMS OF DISSENTKYAW HSAN HLAING / YANGON, MYANMARFEBRUARY 2, 2021TIME
    Min Aung Hlaing, who had been due to retire in July, is widely believed to harbor civilian political ambitions.
    IN MYANMAR COUP, SUU KYI’S OUSTER HERALDS RETURN TO MILITARY RULESHIBANI MAHTANI, TIMOTHY MCLAUGHLINFEBRUARY 1, 2021WASHINGTON POST
    Myanmar came under direct military rule after a 1962 coup replaced the civilian government.
    INTERNET CONNECTIVITY DROPS IN MYANMAR AFTER THE MILITARY DETAINS AUNG SAN SUU KYI AND OTHER LEADING POLITICIANSCATHERINE SHUFEBRUARY 1, 2021TECHCRUNCH
    He was named commander-in-chief in 2011, taking over amid a transfer to a quasi-civilian government following nearly 50 years of direct military rule.
    HOW MYANMAR'S FRAGILE PUSH FOR DEMOCRACY COLLAPSED IN A MILITARY COUPAMY GUNIAFEBRUARY 1, 2021TIME
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