Anything that is calmly facing them becomes at once a non-combatant.
Hellenic war ethics: non-combatant tillers of the soil to be let alone.
It was useless for his attendant friends to assert that he had been a non-combatant.
Did the Imperial and Royal authorities regard him as a non-combatant?
The doctor was to go, as a matter of course, but he was to be a non-combatant.