enemy combatant


: a person who engages in a military conflict but who is not a lawful combatant

called also unlawful combatant

compare lawful combatant

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“Enemy combatant.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/enemy%20combatant. Accessed 23 Sep. 2023.

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