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 for civilian
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Civilian \Ci*vil"ian\, n. [From Civil]
     1. One skilled in the civil law.
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              Ancient civilians and writers upon government.
                                                    --Swift.
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     2. A student of the civil law at a university or college.
        --R. Graves.
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     3. One whose pursuits are those of civil life, not military
        or clerical.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  civilian
      adj 1: associated with civil life or performed by persons who
             are not active members of the military; "civilian
             clothing"; "civilian life" [ant: military]
      n 1: a nonmilitary citizen [ant: man, military man,
           military personnel, serviceman]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  32 Moby Thesaurus words for "civilian":
     AG, DA, KC, QC, SSC, US attorney, attorney general, citizen,
     corporation lawyer, court-appointed lawyer, criminal lawyer,
     defense counsel, district attorney, junior counsel, law agent,
     leader, mouthpiece, nonbelligerent, noncombatant, nonresistant,
     nonresister, private attorney, prosecuting attorney, prosecutor,
     public prosecutor, publicist, silk, silk gown, solicitor general,
     special pleader, stuff gown, stuff-gownsman
  
  

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

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

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