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non-combatant

noun
     
Related topics: Military
non-combatant [countable]
1PM someone who is in the army, navy etc during a war but who does not actually fight, for example an army doctor
2 someone who is not in the army, navy etc during a war [= civilian]
non-combatant adjective:
non-combatant military advisers

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