Meaning of noncombatant

non•com•bat•ant

Pronunciation: (non"kum-bat'nt, non-kom'bu-tnt), [key]
— 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.
  1. not constituting, designed for, or engaged in combat.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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