an associate associated with the military who is struggling to assume active task.
A member of a military power that is maybe not in condition for energetic solution, as through age, illness, etc.
Having no capacity to produce an effect; causing no result.
Unfitted for active service: put on that percentage of the personnel of an army or a navy that isn't in a condition for energetic solution, as superannuated and half-pay officials, pensioners, and the like.
Connected with non-effectives, their maintenance, etc.