Definition of non-combatant noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    non-combatant

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  1. 1a member of the armed forces who does not actually fight in a war, for example an army doctor
  2. 2in a war, a person who is not a member of the armed forces synonym civilian compare combatant