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 Civil Magistrate (A).Civil War. 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Civil Service Estimates (The),
C.S.E. The annual Parliamentary grant to cover the expenses of the diplomatic services, the post-office and telegraphs, the grant for national education, the collection of the revenue, and other expenses neither pertaining to the Sovereign, the army, nor the navy.   1

 Civil Magistrate (A).Civil War. 

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