From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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 of a place occupied by an army; also, any one
      holding a similar position with respect to the navy.
      [1913 Webster]

   2. A person not attached to a military unit, or not
      participating in the military activities of a war; a
      civilian; as, the bomb killed twenty noncombatants.
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