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noncombatant

[non-kuh m-bat-nt, non-kom-buh-tnt]
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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.
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adjective
  1. not constituting, designed for, or engaged in combat.
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Origin of noncombatant

First recorded in 1805–15; non- + combatant
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Related Words for noncombatant

disinterested, evenhanded, fair-minded, uninvolved, unbiased, uncommitted, inactive, undecided, nonaligned, indifferent, nonpartisan, private, impartial, dispassionate, inert, unconcerned, citizen, noncombatant, calm, cool

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British Dictionary definitions for noncombatant

noncombatant

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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