combatant

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one who engages in a combat or struggle

of or engaged in warfare

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There was among the ranks of the Disinherited Knight a champion in black armour, mounted on a black horse, large of size, tall, and to all appearance powerful and strong, like the rider by whom he was mounted, This knight, who bore on his shield no device of any kind, had hitherto evinced very little interest in the event of the fight, beating off with seeming case those combatants who attacked him, but neither pursuing his advantages, nor himself assailing any one.
If any combatant was struck down, and unable to recover his feet, his squire or page might enter the lists, and drag his master out of the press; but in that case the knight was adjudged vanquished, and his arms and horse declared forfeited.
Upon this sudden mishap of their leader, his warriors seemed struck dumb with amazement; his supernatural death awed them, while it reanimated the courage and ardor of their adversaries, and, in a twinkling, the field was abandoned by half the combatants.
The scouts departed; strong guards preceded and followed the lumbering vehicles that bore the baggage; and before the gray light of the morning was mellowed by the rays of the sun, the main body of the combatants wheeled into column, and left the encampment with a show of high military bearing, that served to drown the slumbering apprehensions of many a novice, who was now about to make his first essay in arms.
The watch might come up and take all the combatants, wounded or not, royalists or cardinalists.
Three pulls from eager arms, and the two combatants, dripping and pale, were dragged up the bank, and lay panting upon the grass.
Meisels's argument that unlawful combatants suffer the liabilities but not the privileges of both combatants and criminals seems, therefore, to render irregular forces legally and morally incapable of fighting within the terms of the jus in bello.
The most urgent task of the reintegration program, particularly in its early years, was to facilitate the return of demobilized combatants to their communities in order to create the stability needed to enable the holding of the 2005 elections.
B'Tselem said 1,387 Palestinians were killed in the war - 773 civilians including 320 children, 330 combatants, 248 Hamas policemen and 36 people whom the group was unable to classify as combatants or non-combatants.
B'Tselem, in a new report, said 1,387 Palestinians were killed in the war--773 civilians, 330 combatants, 248 Hamas policemen and 36 people whom the group was unable to classify as combatants or non-combatants.
* The president has the power to detain "enemy combatants" captured in war zones.
Though particularly concerned with the need for the political branches of the government to respond to the Supreme Court's Boumediene decision, he first laid down some markers often overlooked in regard to the unlawful combatants detained at Guantanamo.
The government argued that the Military Commissions Act of 2006 (MCA) (11) removed from the court's jurisdiction habeas petitions from declared enemy combatants. (12) Section 7 of the MCA provides: No court ...
It is clear that combatants, whatever side they are on, have a moral and legal obligation to respect the in hello principles.
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