civil war

EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

Calque of Latin bellum civile, in English from 1651 in reference to the English Civil War, with possible early use in the 15th and 16th centuries as wer cyuile or ciuill warre.

NounEdit

civil war (plural civil wars)

  1. A war fought between factions of the inhabitants of a single country, or the citizens of a single republic.

SynonymsEdit

  • intestine war

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