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conscientious objector

n. Abbr. CO
One who on the basis of religious or moral principles refuses to bear arms or participate in military service.

conscientious objection n.

conscientious objector

n
(Military) a person who refuses to serve in the armed forces on the grounds of conscience
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.conscientious objector - one who refuses to serve in the armed forces on grounds of conscience
dissenter, dissident, objector, protester, contestant - a person who dissents from some established policy
Translations
odpůrce vojenské služby
militærnægter
szolgálatmegtagadó
askerlik karşıtı

conscientious objector

n (Mil) → Wehrdienst- or Kriegsdienstverweigerer m (aus Gewissensgründen)

conscientious objector

n (Mil) → obiettore m di coscienza

conscientious

(konʃiˈenʃəs) adjective
careful and hard-working. a conscientious pupil.
ˌconsciˈentiously adverb
ˌconsciˈentiousness noun
ˌconscientious obˈjector noun
a person who refuses to serve in the armed forces for moral or religious reasons.
References in periodicals archive ?
STIGMATISED and despised, conscientious objectors were often treated as pariahs during the First Word War.
HATE mail and a cartoon depicting a person as "lazy" for refusing to fight are among documents and images released to mark International Conscientious Objectors Day.
1917 : Two Huddersfield soldiers wrote to the Examiner saying they have no time for conscientious objectors.
The study "The Fetus Is My Patient, Too: Attitudes Toward Abortion and Referral Among Physician Conscientious Objectors in Bogota, Colombia" [2016, 42(2):71-80, doi: 10.
Public reactions to conscientious objectors, whose beliefs and behaviour put them outside the norms of wartime society, offer insight into how Manitobans during the First World War saw minority rights, religious freedom, and the responsibilities of citizenship and masculine behaviour.
GRAFFITI left on cell walls by First World War conscientious objectors - including a Sunderland FC player - is to be preserved after the award of a major conservation grant.
THE moving and powerful stories of conscientious objectors are to be brought to life in a new theatre project.
A PUBLIC lecture on Conscientious Objectors and Opposition to WWI in Wales will be delivered at Aberystwyth University.
The survey found that in the department of Paysandu, 14 out of 16 gynecologists are registered conscientious objectors who refuse to provide abortion.
TWO members of the Cardiff City Council, who served with the Forces in the last war, have made a move to ban conscientious objectors from employment by the corporation.
Whether it's families shopping in the city centre in the 1980s or conscientious objectors taking to the streets in the 1940s the city has seen many changes as one year turns to the next Just one look at this dip into our archives reveals a Liverpool where, in the past, people lived in the poorest conditions yet always retained their sense of community.