from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A range of emergency measures to be taken by an organized body of civilian volunteers for the protection of life and property in the event of natural disaster or enemy attack.
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- n. activities organized by civilians for their own protection in time of war or disaster
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