What does hors de combat mean?

Definitions for hors de combat
ɔr də kɔ̃ˈbahors de com·bat

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  1. Hors de combat

    Out of the combat; disabled from fighting; out of action.

  2. Origin: [F.]


  1. hors de combat(Adjective)

    out of action; disabled; no longer able to fight

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hors de combat

    out of the combat; disabled from fighting

  2. Origin: [F.]


  1. Hors de combat

    Hors de combat, literally meaning "outside the fight," is a French term used in diplomacy and international law to refer to soldiers who are incapable of performing their military function. Examples include a downed fighter pilot, as well as the sick, wounded, detained, or otherwise disabled. Soldiers hors de combat are normally granted special protections according to the laws of war, sometimes including prisoner of war status. In addition to personnel, hors de combat may refer to anything out of action or disabled. Protocol I to the Geneva Conventions defines: A person is 'hors de combat' if:

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. hors de combat

    A term adopted from the French, signifying so far disabled as to be incapable of taking farther share in the action.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. hors de combat

    A French military phrase, signifying that an individual or body of men are so completely beaten as not to be able to maintain the field of battle. Mettre hors de combat, to drive your opponent before you; to press him so closely that he cannot make a stand against you; to put him out of the lists of contests. To be wounded or incapable of individual effort, is also being hors de combat.

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How to say hors de combat in sign language?

  1. horsdecombat


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of hors de combat in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of hors de combat in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Images & Illustrations of hors de combat

  1. hors de combathors de combathors de combathors de combathors de combat

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