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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 classic literature ?
He would not, however, yield immediately to the young man's request, but made a few conscientious objections.
to abolish philosophical and religious conscientious objections to mandated vaccines demonstrate increasing political attacks on guaranteed rights to informed consent.
They provide a day in court for people with conscientious objections to such a burden.
Andy Stahl: "When vaccination exemptions become easier to obtain than the vaccination itself, the unvaccinated population expands beyond those who hold sincere conscientious objections.
The tribunal has recognised my conscientious objections by giving me substitution labour.
At a historic meeting of the governing body in the Church in Wales in September legislation was passed requiring the bishops to draw up a code of practice to ensure all members of the church, including those with conscientious objections to the decision, continued to feel accepted and valued within the Anglican denomination.
There were some exemptions on the grounds of health or for those who had conscientious objections.
5)The extreme reaction to the suggestion that physicians have a duty to refer when patients request abortion services planted the seed for the development of a model policy on conscientious objections for Canadian Colleges of Physicians and Surgeons.
Physicians must register their conscientious objections with their licensing board, which must verify the sincerity of these objections and reject those that are discriminatory.
Real women's stories about being denied healthcare show how conscientious objections, or refusal clauses, affect people's lives.
The fourth edition of this clinicians' guide to ethical dilemmas has been expanded to include new information on cross-cultural medicine, conscientious objections by physicians in regards to reproductive health and "undeserving" patients, disclosure of errors to patients, involuntary psychiatric treatment and receiving gifts from pharmaceutical companies.
123) By using the language "[a]ware that persons performing military service may develop conscientious objections," the resolution implies that states should have an in-service conscientious objection exemption in addition to the exemption from conscription.