noun \ˌnän-kəm-ˈba-tənt also ˈnän-ˈkäm-bə-tənt\

: a person (such as a military chaplain or doctor) who is in the army, navy, etc., but does not fight

: a person who is not in the army, navy, etc.

Full Definition of NONCOMBATANT

:  one that does not engage in combat: as
a :  a member (as a chaplain) of the armed forces whose duties do not include fighting
b :  civilian
noncombatant adjective

First Known Use of NONCOMBATANT



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