hors de combat


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hors de com·bat

 (ôr′ də kôN-bä′)
adv. & adj.
Out of action; disabled.

[French : hors, out + de, of + combat, combat.]

hors de combat

(ɔr də kɔ̃ba)
adj, adv (postpositive)
disabled or injured
[literally: out of (the) fight]

hors de com•bat

(ɔr də kɔ̃ˈba)

adj., adv. French.
out of the fight; disabled.

hors de combat

A French phrase meaning out of the fighting, used to mean put out of action by being injured or damaged.
Translations

hors de combat

[ˈɔːdəkɔ̃ba] ADJfuera de combate

hors de combat

References in classic literature ?
Seven of his Eminence's Guards placed HORS DE COMBAT by you four in two days
Dubai: Hors De Combat, whose name translates to 'out of the fight', proved otherwise when becoming one of the welcome international winners at the Dubai World Cup Carnival.
Execution of fighters who surrender or are hors de combat is a war crime," HRW added.
HORS DE COMBAT (9-2) Sep 20 Sandown 1m Class1 Listed (3yo+) good, PS20,983: 1 Khafoo Shememi (9-3), 2 HORS DE COMBAT (btn 3/4l+) (9-4, Tom Queally) held up in rear on outer, shaken up 2f out and smooth progress on outer over 1f out, ridden and every chance final furlong, kept on until no extra near finish but stuck on to take 2nd final strides (16/1); 10 ran.
At least half of the killings took place on Saturday 5th of August when Anti-Government Elements stopped families trying to escape the village, separated women and young children, and killed at least 18 people, both civilians and Pro-Government Militia who were hors de combat (out of action) at the time of their killing.
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Not making seasonal reappearance That narrows down the field to: Portage, Secret Brief, Hors De Combat, Spark Plug, Master The World, Glory Awaits and Librisa Breeze.
In the case of non-international armed conflict, war crimes are defined as acts committed against persons taking no active part in the hostilities, including members of armed forces who have laid down their arms and those placed hors de combat by sickness, wounds, detention or any other cause.
International law upholds the protected status of healthcare facilities and personnel, preserves humanitarian space and requires that those who have laid down their arms, are injured, detained or otherwise hors de combat, must be treated humanely.
International law upholds the protected status of healthcare facilities and personnel, preserves humanitarian space, and requires that those who have laid down their arms, are injured, detained or otherwise hors de combat, must be treated humanely," he concluded.
HORS DE COMBAT must surely go jolly close in the Front Events Foundation Stakes at Goodwood.
HORS DE COMBAT must surely go very close in the Front Events Foundation Stakes at Goodwood.