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1 a person learned in the civil or Roman law.
2 as an adjective, pertaining to the civil or Roman law.
3 a person not in the armed forces.

CIVILIAN. A doctor, professor, or student of the civil law.

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With the ongoing violence, the lack of any humanitarian assistance, the incapacity to protect the civilian population efficiently, and people's diminishing ability to cope, MSF believes that the humanitarian crisis in southern Unity is on an unprecedented scale.
The UN official affirmed the need to ensure immediate protection to the defenseless Palestinian civilian population, consistent with the provisions and obligations of international humanitarian law, stressing that, the Palestinian people cannot remain the exception to the responsibility to protect civilians from such atrocities and flagrant breach of the law.
The US and international military forces place the highest priority on protecting civilian populations and avoiding injury and loss of life among Afghan civilians," the State Department deputy spokesperson said.
Authority figures failed to consult the civilian population, pressing on with development programmes despite deteriorating security, the report said.
India, too, doesn't have conditions that make it necessary for its civilian population to possess firearms.
Trauma care for the civilian population was influenced by medical advances during the Korean War (1950-1953) and Vietnam War (1959-1975).
AoWe are very close to the end, but there are still threats to the civilian population and as long as these threats persist we will continue with our operation,Ao she said.
The Royal Navy vessel is on station off the coast of Libya, protecting the civilian population from the threat of attack posed by Gaddafi's forces.
High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), warned on Tuesday that the Libyan authorities continued "systematic attacks against the civilian population may be considered crimes against humanity" and demanded the establishment of an international investigation into such reports, AL QUDS AL ARABI reported on Tuesday.
On the Palestinian side, the report found that armed groups firing rockets into southern Israel from Gaza failed to distinguish between military targets and the civilian population.
President-elect Obama is correct: Israel has not only the right, but the duty, to defend its civilian population against these attacks.
Also, service personnel are not immune from the normal everyday illnesses and afflictions which affect the civilian population.

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