[non-kuhm-bat-nt, non-kom-buh-tnt]
a person connected with a military force in some capacity other than that of a fighter, as a surgeon or chaplain.
a person who is not directly involved in combat; a civilian in wartime.
not constituting, designed for, or engaged in combat.

1805–15; non- + combatant Unabridged
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noncombatant (ˌnɒnˈkɒmbətənt)
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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Example sentences
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.
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