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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A member of the armed forces who does not participate in battle (e.g. a chaplain or surgeon) adj. - Member of armed forces whose duties do not include fighting as e.g. a chaplain or surgeon; Used of civilians in time of war.

Usage examples (38)
  • "the term noncombatant is interpreted to include, in addition to civilians, read US military personnel who at the time of the incident are unarmed and/or not on duty."
  • While the vast majority of contractor personnel were involved in noncombatant logistics tasks, DOD estimated there were over 20,000 armed contractors in Iraq during 2007.
  • But Tony, putting this military planning team on the ground at the Embassy is pretty typical of the next step in what the military calls a noncombatant evacuation.
  • Every death of a noncombatant is a moral outrage. for more
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