Word: civilian



A person who is not on active duty. In the Klingon society, this could refer to Klingon monks, servants, children, people who have not undergone the Age of Ascension and other non-military personnel. This could also be used to refer non-military ships like merchant wessels, passenger transport ships, and so on.

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    1. Civilian doesn't always mean same as "non-military". In many countries there can be civilian personnel working in the military organization, typically working in non-fighting roles like cleaning, cooking, strategy making, weapon development, and so on.

      1. Such individuals are without military rank/status:
        {pIj nuHmey ren QI' patlh HutlhwI'pu'}
        "Civilians frequently design weapons."

        {QI'vaD jIjlaH QI' Dotlh HutlhwI'pu'}
        "Civilians can cooperate with the military."

      2. I believe that, to the High Command (DS9/VOY time period), there is no such thing as a "civilian working in the military organization". The {QI'} is considered the "entirety of a government's military apparatus". The word is considered "rather general in that it may apply to a nongovernmental military organization as well, such as that of a group of rebels." (from KGT). The non-fighting roles are just as important a part of the "apparatus" as the fighting parts, although I would assume that many of the non-fighting activities are still done by "warriors" who are ready to fight if need be.

        {QI' 'en} would seem to accurately describe anything that doesn't fall under the "umbrella" of {QI'}. It fits with the Klingon worldview but doesn't work to great with how Humans do things.