Civil War

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Capitalization of civil war.

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Civil War

  1. Any of several civil wars, taken specifically.
    • 2012, Faramerz Dabhoiwala, The Origins of Sex, Penguin 2013, p. 46:
      Puritans had always been only a minority, albeit one with disproportionate influence. The Civil War of the 1640s, which culminated in the execution of Charles I in 1649 and the establishment of a republic, gave them supreme power.

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