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 for combatant
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Combatant \Com"bat*ant\, a. [F. combattant, p. pr.]
     Contending; disposed to contend. --B. Jonson.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Combatant \Com"bat*ant\, n. [F. combattant.]
     One who engages in combat. IN military use, opposed to
     noncombatant. "The mighty combatants." --Milton.
     [1913 Webster]
  
           A controversy which long survived the original
           combatants.                              --Macaulay
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  combatant
      adj 1: engaging in or ready for combat
      n 1: someone who fights (or is fighting) [syn: combatant,
           battler, belligerent, fighter, scrapper]

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