1. [ adjective ] (military) member of armed forces whose duties do not include fighting as e.g. a chaplain or surgeon
Related terms: military
2. [ adjective ] (military) used of civilians in time of war
Related terms: civilian
3. [ noun ] (military,work) a member of the armed forces who does not participate in combat (e.g. a chaplain or surgeon)
Related terms: serviceman
Similar spelling:   noncompliant