Definition of Civil War in English :

Define Civil War in English

Civil War meaning in English

Meaning of Civil War in English

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Civil War

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1. civil war

a war between factions in the same country

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.

Civil War

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war between parties, factions, or inhabitants of different regions within the same nation
1. English history
the conflict between Charles I and the Parliamentarians resulting from disputes over their respective prerogatives. Parliament gained decisive victories at Marston Moor in 1644 and Naseby in 1645, and Charles was executed in 1649
2. US history
the war fought from 1861 to 1865 between the North and the South, sparked off by Lincoln's election as president but with deep-rooted political and economic causes, exacerbated by the slavery issue. The advantages of the North in terms of population, finance, and communications brought about the South's eventual surrender at Appomattox

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Civil War

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war between geographical sections or political factions of the same nation

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.

Civil War

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1. A war between factions or regions of the same country.
2. Civil War The war in the United States between the Union and the Confederacy from 1861 to 1865. Also called War Between the States.
3. Civil War The war in England between the Parliamentarians and the Royalists from 1642 to 1648.
4. A state of hostility or conflict between elements within an organization: "The broadcaster is in the midst of a civil war that has brought it to the brink of a complete management overhaul" (Bill Powell).

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