conscientious objector


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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 ?
Daly's A Hero's Welcome: The Conscience of Sergeant fames Daly versus the United States Army is the story of a conscientious objector who, despite his views, finds himself in the Army and Vietnam, only to be captured and compelled to spend five years as a POW.
A female researcher from Emory University conducted confidential in-depth interviews with each conscientious objector.
He also became a conscientious objector and Member of Parliament.
Moreover, a conscientious objector must act in good faith.
One conscientious objector, Jack Gray, was subjected to a regime of cruelty culminating in his having a rope tied round his stomach and being pushed into a pond eight or nine times, and dragged out each time by the rope.
He spent six months in Wormwood Scrubs, London, and was classed as a category B conscientious objector, opposing the war on political grounds rather than religious.
Choosing to be a conscientious objector would have been an extremely difficult decision, not one taken likely," he said.
One conscientious objector in Britain described the pressure and isolation he and his fellow pacifists faced.
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.
At next Monday's meeting of the Cardiff City Council, Councillor JH Morgan will move and Councillor RG Robinson will second the following notice of motion: "That in the view of the supreme national effort now demanded, calling for equality of service, this council resolves that no employee who has registered as a conscientious objector under the National Service (Armed Forces) Act, 1939, shall continue in the employ of the council on being granted total exemption by any tribunal.
Although William Stafford, who later became poet laureate of Oregon, was not housed at Camp 56 - he spent his conscientious objector years during World War II in Arkansas, California and Illinois - some of his poetry was published by the "Fine Arts at Waldport," as the group named itself.