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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 ?
Briton Ferry had one of the highest proportion of conscientious objectors in Britain during the conflict.
The World War One trail on Thursday August 20, at 7pm, starting at St George's Square and will be led by Cyril Pearce, author of a book on the town's Conscientious Objectors.
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.
There will be First World War commemorations and a War and Peace Theme, with stories of conscientious objectors, peace songs from across history, and the ballads and melodies of the turbulent Border Reiver period.
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.
As conscientious objectors, the midwifery sisters have had no direct role in pregnancy terminations.
But during World War II, from 1942 to 1946, the "camp" had a very different purpose: It was a prison of sorts, housing conscientious objectors - COs - whose personal convictions ran so contrary to the idea of war that their moral sense could not allow them to participate.
At least 100 peopie face courts-martial for refusing to fight, and conscientious objectors have reported harassment after filing for conscientious objector status.
The Witnesses are conscientious objectors because they really do believe Jesus when he tells his followers to love their enemy, even if that enemy is named ISIS.
Notwithstanding the discussion of the multitude of conscientious objector definitions above, when fleshing out the argument that homeschooling is an act of conscientious objection to conventional public education, the definition of conscientious objectors as purely connected to military conscription will be used.
At the Hexham Debate two weeks ago, the peace campaigner Valerie Flessati described the experiences of conscientious objectors in the First World War.
Descendants of 50 First World War conscientious objectors to take part in International Conscientious Objectors Day commemoration.