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
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NONCOMBATANT Defined for English Language Learners
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.
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