Definition of Civil defense

1. Noun. Activities organized by civilians for their own protection in time of war or disaster.

Specialized synonyms: Fire Watching
Generic synonyms: Protection

Medical Definition of Civil defense

1. Preventive emergency measures and programs designed to protect the individual or community in times of hostile attack. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Civil Defense

civil action
civil authority
civil censorship
civil contempt
civil day
civil death
civil defense (current term)
civil discourse
civil disobedience
civil disorders
civil enforcement officer
civil enforcement officers
civil engineer
civil engineering
civil engineers
civil law
civil laws
civil leader
civil liberties
civil liberty
civil marriage

Literary usage of Civil defense

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. El Salvador at War: An Oral History of Conflict from the 1979 Insurrection edited by Max G. Manwaring, Court Prisk (1995)
"Joining civil defense: A Vote for the Government Colonel John C. ... I guess we have gotten into and out of civil defense a couple of times and El Salvador ..."

2. Into the Quagmire: Human Rights and U.S. Policy in Peru by Americas Watch Committee (U.S.), Americas Watch Committee (U.S. (1991)
"C. civil defense Patrols & Paramilitary Groups (a) civil defense patrols Isolated hamlets in some parts of the Peruvian sierra have traditionally formed ..."

3. Unchained Reactions: Chernobyl, Glasnost, and Nuclear Deterrence by Arthur T. Hopkins (1994)
"Soviet civil defense For years, Western analysts have credited the Soviets with an extensive and presumably highly effective civil defense system. ..."

4. Untold Terror: Violence Against Women in Peru's Armed Conflict by Robin Kirk, Dorothy Q. Thomas (1992)
"4 In Peru, these civilian groups — known as rondos campesinas, peasant patrols, or civil defense committees ~ vary in purpose and conformation according to ..."

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