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civilian n

: a specialist in Roman or modern civil law

: private citizen, as distinguished from a person belonging to the armed services.

adj : of or relating to civil law as distinguished from common law

Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.