English version

civil defence

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Military
civil defenceˌcivil deˈfence British English, civil defense American English noun [uncountable] 🔊 🔊 PMthe organization of ordinary rather than military people to help defend their country from military attack
Examples from the Corpus
civil defenceThe country has made few preparations for civil defence.These difficulties were greatly exacerbated by poor civil defence planning.
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