enemy combatant
n.
A member of the armed forces of an enemy state; during war with that state, a member of a force that commits a belligerent act against a state.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


enemy combatant
Someone who is engaged in hostilities against the United States. Under federal law, there are two types of enemy combatants: lawful enemy combatants and unlawful enemy combatants.
Category: Criminal Law

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


enemy combatant
Captured fighter in a war who is not entitled to prisoner of war status because he or she does not meet the definition of a lawful combatant as established by the GENEVA CONVENTION; a saboteur.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


enemy combatant
Captured fighter in a war who is not entitled to prisoner of war status because he or she does not meet the definition of a lawful combatant as established by the geneva convention; a saboteur.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

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