What is the difference between civil and civilian?

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As adjectives the difference between civil and civilian

is that civil is having to do with people and government office as opposed to the military or religion while civilian is that which is not related to the military, police or other uniformed profession.

As a noun civilian is

a person following the pursuits of civil life, especially one who is not an active member of the military, the police, or a belligerent group.

civil

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • (uncomparable) Having to do with people and government office as opposed to the military or religion.
  • She went into civil service because she wanted to help the people .
  • (comparable) Behaving in a reasonable or polite manner.
  • It was very civil of him to stop the argument

    Antonyms

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    Derived terms

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    civilian

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A person following the pursuits of civil life, especially one who is not an active member of the armed forces.
  • (label) A person who does not belong to a particular group or engage in a particular activity.
  • One skilled in civil law.
  • * Jonathan Swift
  • A student of civil law at a university or college.
  • Adjective

    (-)
  • That which is not related to the military, police or other uniformed profession