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noncombatant

Definitions of noncombatant
  1. noun
    a member of the armed forces who does not participate in combat (e.g. a chaplain or surgeon)
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    type of:
    man, military man, military personnel, serviceman
    someone who serves in the armed forces; a member of a military force
  2. adjective
    member of armed forces whose duties do not include fighting as e.g. a chaplain or surgeon
    Synonyms:
    military
    associated with or performed by members of the armed services as contrasted with civilians
  3. adjective
    used of civilians in time of war
    Synonyms:
    civilian
    associated with civil life or performed by persons who are not active members of the military
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