Definition of non-combatant in English:

non-combatant

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noun

A person who is not engaged in fighting during a war, especially a civilian, army chaplain, or army doctor.
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  • September saw the British retake Delhi after an extremely fierce fight in the city streets where no distinction was made between non-combatants and mutineers.
  • Of the roughly 1.3 million Indian combatants and non-combatants sent overseas to fight for the British empire, the largest chunk were routed to Mesopotamia.
  • Indeed, the question of the humanity of a weapon that causes indiscriminate blinding of combatants and non-combatants will restrict the future use of this technology in combat.
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