One whose pursuits are those of civil life, not military or clerical.
(si-VIL-yuhn) noun—someone who is not a member of the armed forces
A citizen not part of the state through participation in the military or police force.
a nonmilitary citizen
associated with or performed by civilians as contrasted with the military; "civilian clothing"; "civilian life"
an innocent party but military personnel know what their job is," Mrs Roberts said
a person who is not a member of a military
A person who is not employed by the military.
One not on active duty in a military, police, or fire-fighting force.
Anyone not on active duty in the military.
someone not in the army, navy or air force
In wartime, someone who is not in the armed forces or the police force
In times of armed conflict a civilian is any person who is not a combatant. The term is used officially to describe those who do not belong to the military. It is often used as a slang term to identify people who are not members of a particular profession or occupation, especially by Law Enforcement agencies, that use a rank structure to Military organizations; however law enforcement is normally officially considered civilian.