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Adjective: noncombatant  ,nón-kum'ba-t(u)nt or ,nón'kóm-bu-t(u)nt
  1. Used of civilians in time of war
  2. Member of armed forces whose duties do not include fighting as e.g. a chaplain or surgeon
Noun: noncombatant  ,nón-kum'ba-t(u)nt or ,nón'kóm-bu-t(u)nt
  1. A member of the armed forces who does not participate in combat (e.g. a chaplain or surgeon)

Derived forms: noncombatants

See also: civilian, military

Type of: man, military man, military personnel, serviceman, servicewoman

Encyclopedia: Noncombatant