One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(in military use) a current or former criminal conviction, under civil law, of an enlisted person.
- ‘If you decline to answer the civil conviction statement you will not be considered for a scholarship.’
- ‘You cannot have any court-martial or civil convictions, nonjudicial punishment or unsatisfactory marks in conduct for the three years immediately prior to the 1 January deadline and for the entire period from 1 January to appointment.’
- ‘If I'd been a little smarter, I could have asked questions about prior civil convictions.’
- ‘Waivers are not authorized for individuals with more than four civil convictions or other adverse dispositions for misdemeanor offenses.’
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