noncombatant

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noun non·com·bat·ant \ˌnän-kəm-ˈba-tənt also ˈnän-ˈkäm-bə-tənt\

Definition of noncombatant

  1. :  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

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1811

First Known Use of noncombatant

1811


NONCOMBATANT Defined for English Language Learners

noncombatant

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noun non·com·bat·ant \ˌnän-kəm-ˈba-tənt also ˈnän-ˈkäm-bə-tənt\

Definition of noncombatant for English Language Learners

  • : 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.


NONCOMBATANT Defined for Kids

noncombatant

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noun non·com·bat·ant \ˌnän-kəm-ˈba-tənt, ˈnän-ˈkäm-bə-tənt\

Definition of noncombatant for Students

  1. 1 :  a member (as a chaplain) of the armed forces whose duties do not include fighting

  2. 2 :  a person who is not in the armed forces :  civilian


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