A civilian in time of war, especially a civilian in a war area. One in the armed services whose duties do not include engaging in combat with the enemy, such as a chaplain.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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  • Noncombatant — Non*com bat*ant, n. 1. (Mil.) Any person connected with an army, or within the lines of an army, who does not make it his business to fight, as any one of the medical officers and their assistants, chaplains, and others; also, any of the citizens …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • noncombatant — index neutral, nonmilitant Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • noncombatant — [nän΄kəm bat′ nt, nän΄käm′bə tənt] n. 1. a member of the armed forces whose activities do not include actual combat, as a chaplain 2. any civilian in wartime adj. 1. not involving combat 2. of noncombatants …   English World dictionary

  • noncombatant — noun Date: 1811 one that does not engage in combat: as a. a member (as a chaplain) of the armed forces whose duties do not include fighting b. civilian • noncombatant adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • noncombatant — /non keuhm bat nt, non kom beuh tnt/, n. 1. a person connected with a military force in some capacity other than that of a fighter, as a surgeon or chaplain. 2. a person who is not directly involved in combat; a civilian in wartime. adj. 3. not… …   Universalium

  • noncombatant — noun a) A non fighting member of the armed forces b) A civilian in time of conflict …   Wiktionary

  • noncombatant — Synonyms and related words: citizen, civilian, conciliatory, dovish, irenic, nonaggressive, nonbelligerent, nonmilitant, nonresistant, nonresister, nonviolent, pacific, pacifist, pacifistic, peace loving, peaceable, unbellicose, uncontentious,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • noncombatant — (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. nonbelligerent; civilian. See pacification. Ant., combatant, hawk …   English dictionary for students

  • noncombatant — non|com|bat|ant [ ,nankəm bætnt ] noun count someone who is not involved in fighting during a war …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • noncombatant — nÉ‘nkÉ™m bætnt / nÉ’n kÉ’mbÉ™tÉ™nt n. soldier who does not belong to a fighting unit adj. not combatant; not of a fighting unit …   English contemporary dictionary

  • noncombatant — non·combatant …   English syllables