Prisoner Of War Definition - MilitaryDictionary.org
prisoner of war
1.) A detained person (as defined in Articles 4 and 5 of the Geneva Convention Relative to the Treatment of Prisoners of War of August 12, 1949) who, while engaged in combat under orders of his or her government, is captured by the armed forces of the enemy.
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