Definition of 'combatant'
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Treating them as criminals and not as war combatants is equally foolish. Times, Sunday Times (2009)No distinction in this horrific civil war was made between combatants and civilians. The Collins History of the World in the 20th Century (1994)Britain supported plans for an organisation to help former combatants to return home, he said. Times, Sunday Times (2009)But since then, a just war has recognised a distinction between combatants and civilians. Times, Sunday Times (2010)And the tranquillity in Bosnia may be deceptive if any of the former combatants attempts to alter the status quo. Times, Sunday Times (2009)They are enemy combatants, they have joined a force that has declared war on Britain. The Sun (2015)It had decided months ago that the Uighurs were not enemy combatants, but could find no country to take them. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The MI5 advert does not mention these skills, perhaps for fear of alerting enemy combatants to the full capabilities of its new cadre of recruits. Times, Sunday Times (2009)
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Used Occasionally. combatant is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'combatant'
British English: combatant NOUN
A combatant is a person, group, or country that takes part in the fighting in a war.
...humane treatment of captured combatants.
Definition of combatant from the Collins English Dictionary
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