Civil and Civilian


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Civil adjective – Applying to ordinary citizens as contrasted with the military.
Usage example: civil authorities

Civilian is a synonym for civil in civic topic. In some cases you can use "Civilian" instead an adjective "Civil", when it comes to topics like property, non-military. popular alternative
Nearby Words: civility, civilised, civilization, civilly, civilian
Synonyms for Civil


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Civilian adjective – Associated with civil life or performed by persons who are not active members of the military.
Usage example: civilian clothing

Civil is a synonym for civilian in property topic. You can use "Civil" instead an adjective "Civilian", if it concerns topics such as civic, non-military. popular alternative
Nearby Word: civil
Synonyms for Civilian

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life civil life civilian life
work civil work civilian work
court civil court civilian court
death civil death civilian death
Other nouns: identity, government, police, authorities.
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