civilian dress

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Related to civilian dress: civilian garb, civvies
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Noun1.civilian dress - ordinary clothing as distinguished from uniforms, work clothes, clerical garb, etc.civilian dress - ordinary clothing as distinguished from uniforms, work clothes, clerical garb, etc.
civies, civvies - civilian garb as opposed to a military uniform
article of clothing, clothing, habiliment, wearable, vesture, wear - a covering designed to be worn on a person's body
mufti - civilian dress worn by a person who is entitled to wear a military uniform
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A little old man in civilian dress, arranging his gray curls before another mirror, and diffusing an odor of scent, stumbled against them on the stairs, and stood aside, evidently admiring Kitty, whom he did not know.
Speaking to media, Siddique's daughter Gulfsha said, "A police official in civilian dress inquired about my father.
The protesters claimed that the policemen in civilian dress caught hold of Fazal Karim and subjected him to torture.
Decommissioning talks - Muslim Mindanao Minister for Environment and Natural Resources Abdulraof Macacua, alias Sammy Almansoor of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front's Bangsamoro Armed Forces, (in civilian dress) talks with top military officers and Presidential Peace Adviser Carlito Galvez Jr.
All that changed was that Buhari merely changed his khaki to civilian dress. It is quite clear with the illegal removal of Ononghen, he wants to continue as a dictator.
It was this background that led to the 1965 India-Pakistan War when Pakistan sent men in civilian dress across the border line to ignite a Kashmiri uprising.
According to local Salam Afghanistan radio, Pakistani troops wearing civilian dress allegedly came into Khost and started shooting at Afghan forces.
Which explains why, as I walk the 500 metres from my home to the railway station, I see a fair number of who I thought ought to be school-going children attired in civilian dress riding the footpaths on skateboards, shirt tails and hair flying in the wind.
Volunteers and officers in civilian dress played the part of the crowd entering the 63,000-seater stadium, the second largest in Eastern Europe which previously hosted the Euro 2012 final.
There have been a number of similar incidents in the past in which the police and Rangers have been responsible for the deaths of innocent people, such as a young man named Abrar , a resident of Keamari, who was shot dead by Counter-Terrorism Department personnel in civilian dress in Sindhi Muslim Society in July, 2016.
In addition, the Beverly Hills Police Department has uniformed officers on bicycles as well as others in civilian dress keeping an eye open for trouble.
The D and SC invited a team of senior journalists to visit the ADR centres to see the mediation being carried out by the Mediator/Incharge of the centre Ilyas Raza, who was sitting in the centre by adoring civilian dress mediating with the parties in a calm, polite and friendly atmosphere.

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