Meaning of “non-combatant” in the English Dictionary

"non-combatant" in British English

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non-combatantnoun [ C ]

uk /ˌnɒnˈkɒm.bə.tənt/ us /ˌnɑːnˈkɑːm.bə.t̬ənt/

a person, especially in the armed forces, who does not fight in a war, for example a priest or a doctor

adjective [ before noun ] uk us

non-combatant troops/ships

(Definition of “non-combatant” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)