tr.v. ci·vil·ian·ized, ci·vil·ian·iz·ing, ci·vil·ian·iz·es
To convert to civilian operation or control.

ci·vil′ian·i·za′tion (-ĭ-zā′shən) n.


(sɪˌvɪljənaɪˈzeɪʃən) or


the conversion from military to civilian status
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In order to get rid of the tutelage exercised by the bureaucracy, such as the military and judiciary, and to strengthen the democratic institutions, significant democratization and civilianization steps were taken in domestic politics.
To enhance our Corps' capacity to serve - to keep pace with the growing importance and integration of logistics; the trend to stronger centralized direction of logistics operations; the trend toward civilianization [of Vietnam]; and the rapid technological advances which are reshaping the face of logistics - to keep pace with all of these trends, a set of long-range objectives for our Corps is necessary.
123) The Department of Northern Affairs and National Resources further encouraged the civilianization of radio, even partnering with the CBC to plan the northward expansion of its National Service.
Our party constitutes a ground where the unity and the integrity of the Republic of Turkey, the secular, democratic, social state of law, and the processes of civilianization, democratization, freedom of belief and equality of opportunity are considered essential.
The City will allocate $170 million to add approximately 1,300 new uniformed officers to the NYPD's roster, along with reforms in overtime and civilianization that, when phased in, will generate over $70 million in savings.
On the other hand and despite the above mentioned incidences of coups the civilianization of elite recruitment is clearly the bright side' of the consolidation of civilian control in Asia.
Yet such moves have not led to civilianization but have instead mostly camouflaged the continuing influence of the armed forces, thereby insulating security forces from civilian monitoring.
Those opposed to this continued civilianization believed that it ultimately would remove the military character of the military justice system--which they believed was essential if the system was to remain a tool of discipline for commanders.
For example, Felipe Aguero, in discussing the importance of NATO for democratization of civil-military relations, states: "Spain's incorporation into NATO provided an international impetus for centralization and civilianization of top defense structures.
Public information officers: The civilianization n of a criminal justice profession.