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.
What we heard was that a soldier from Joint Integrated Unit in the area entered the market with his gun in civilian dress and so the police were trying to trace his identity.
In television footage from outside the school in Beslan, a town about 10 miles north of Vladikavkaz, men in camouflage with machine guns took up positions on the perimeter and other men in civilian dress with light automatic rifles paced nervously.
Father-of-two Lt Col Pople, who attended the hearing in civilian dress, made no comment as he left the building.
Traffic officials in civilian dress should be at random boxes during rush hours.
The corpses of two gunmen in civilian dress lay at the site before being shifted by police in an ambulance.
The cafe owner, Hansraj, said: " The footage shows policemen in civilian dress damaging the furniture in my office.
Human rights organizations have cited the Pakistani military for abuses in its fight against domestic insurgents, criticisms that are likely to increase with the emergence on YouTube this week of a video that purports to show Pakistani soldiers summarily executing a row of blind-folded men in civilian dress.
The genreal has also been spotted sporting civilian dress, prompting allegations he is trying to create a less 'rigid' image of himself.
His film crew was attacked at the Mustafa Mahmud square at Mohandiseen by men in civilian dress.
38) What the report fails to mention, however, is that the Palestinian militants were not just shielding the mortars from attack, but were attacking--firing mortars and rockets--while in civilian dress and while feigning civilian status, the fundamental element of perfidy.
The report said that several hundred troops from the presidential guard along with gendarmes on the anti-drug and organised crime squad, some anti-riot police and dozens of militiamen in civilian dress entered the stadium and took posts on the edge and near exits.

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