Civilian vs Pourpoint - What's the difference?

civilian | pourpoint |


As nouns the difference between civilian and pourpoint

is that civilian is a person following the pursuits of civil life, especially one who is not an active member of the armed forces while pourpoint is a quilted military doublet or gambeson worn in the 14th and 15th centuries.

As an adjective civilian

is that which is not related to the military, police or other uniformed profession.

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
  • pourpoint

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A quilted military doublet or gambeson worn in the 14th and 15th centuries.
  • A doublet of the 16th and 17th centuries worn by civilians.
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