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civil war

n.
1. A war between factions or regions of the same country.
2. Civil War The war in the United States between the Union and the Confederacy from 1861 to 1865. Also called War Between the States.
3. Civil War The war in England between the Parliamentarians and the Royalists from 1642 to 1648.
4. A state of hostility or conflict between elements within an organization: "The broadcaster is in the midst of a civil war that has brought it to the brink of a complete management overhaul" (Bill Powell).
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civil war

n
(Military) war between parties, factions, or inhabitants of different regions within the same nation

Civil War

n
1. (Historical Terms) English history the conflict between Charles I and the Parliamentarians resulting from disputes over their respective prerogatives. Parliament gained decisive victories at Marston Moor in 1644 and Naseby in 1645, and Charles was executed in 1649
2. (Historical Terms) history US the war fought from 1861 to 1865 between the North and the South, sparked off by Lincoln's election as president but with deep-rooted political and economic causes, exacerbated by the slavery issue. The advantages of the North in terms of population, finance, and communications brought about the South's eventual surrender at Appomattox
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civ′il war′


n.
1. a war between political factions or regions within the same country.
2. (caps.) the war in the U.S. between the North and the South, 1861–65.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.civil war - a war between factions in the same countrycivil war - a war between factions in the same country
war, warfare - the waging of armed conflict against an enemy; "thousands of people were killed in the war"
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Translations
حَرْب أَهْلِيَّةحَرْبٌ أهْلِيَّه
občanská válka
borgerkrig
sisällissota
građanski rat
polgárháború
borgarastyrjöld
内戦
내전
občianska vojna
državljanska vojna
inbördeskrig
สงครามกลางเมือง
nội chiến

civil war

nguerra civile
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civil

(ˈsivl) adjective
1. polite, courteous.
2. of the state or community. civil rights.
3. ordinary; not military or religious. civil life.
4. concerned with law cases which are not criminal.
civilian (siˈviljən) noun
a person who has a civil job, not in the armed forces.
civility (siˈviləti) noun
politeness. Treat strangers with civility.
ˈcivilly adverb
politely.
ˌcivil deˈfence noun
(American civil defense) the organization responsible for protection of civilians from enemy bombing etc and for rescue operations after such attacks.
ˌcivil disoˈbedience noun
a refusal by a large number of people to pay taxes or obey certain laws in a nonviolent way in order to protest against the government, its policies etc.
civil engineerengineercivil liberties/rights
the rights of a citizen according to the law of the country.
civil servant
a member of the civil service.
civil service
the organization which runs the administration of a state.
civil war
(a) war between citizens of the same state. the American Civil War.
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civil war

حَرْب أَهْلِيَّة občanská válka borgerkrig Bürgerkrieg εμφύλιος πόλεμος guerra civil sisällissota guerre civile građanski rat guerra civile 内戦 내전 burgeroorlog borgerkrig wojna domowa guerra civil гражданская война inbördeskrig สงครามกลางเมือง iç savaş nội chiến 内战
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