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English definition of “non-combatant”

non-combatant

noun [C] uk   /ˌnɒnˈkɒm.bə.tənt/ us    /nɑːnˈkɑːm.bə.t̬ənt/
a person, especially in the armed forces, who does not fight in a war, for example a priest or a doctorSoldiers and people who fight in wars
non-combatant
adjective [before noun] uk   us  
non-combatant troops/shipsParts of armies and groups of servicemen
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