nonmilitant

adjective non·mil·i·tant \ ˌnän-ˈmi-lə-tənt \

Definition of nonmilitant

: not militant: such as
a : not engaged in warfare or combat
  • nonmilitant occupants of the war zone
b : not aggressively active (as in a cause)
  • took a nonmilitant approach to the dispute

nonmilitant

noun, plural nonmilitants
    • … examples of the numerous nonmilitants who have lost their lives in drone operations …
    • —Mahvish Ahmad

First Known Use of nonmilitant

1829

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