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noncombatant

[non-kuh m-bat-nt, non-kom-buh-tnt] /ˌnɒn kəmˈbæt nt, nɒnˈkɒm bə tnt/
noun
1.
a person connected with a military force in some capacity other than that of a fighter, as a surgeon or chaplain.
2.
a person who is not directly involved in combat; a civilian in wartime.
adjective
3.
not constituting, designed for, or engaged in combat.
Origin
1805-1815
1805-15; non- + combatant
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Examples from the web for noncombatant
  • Originally, when war was simpler, this principle was translatable as the principle of noncombatant immunity.
  • But the desire not to sicken or offend the noncombatant public should not be among them.
  • If the damage includes noncombatant casualties or harm to civilian property, for instance, their guilt level increases.
  • Conscientious objectors will not be considered for appointment unless they are willing to perform noncombatant duty.
  • Five noncombatant nations provided hospitals or ambulance units.
  • The focus of the terrorism report, as is clear from the definition of terrorism, is on violence against noncombatant targets.
British Dictionary definitions for noncombatant

noncombatant

/ˌnɒnˈkɒmbətənt/
noun
1.
a civilian in time of war
2.
a member of the armed forces whose duties do not include fighting, such as a chaplain or surgeon
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