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 ?
He escaped around May 24 with another Briton Ferry conscientious objector, Hwyrnos Jones.
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.
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.
This opens the road to a change in the law," Murat Kanatli, north Cyprus' first official conscientious objector told the Cyprus Mail minutes after a judge read out yesterday's verdict.
In December 2009, Lyons became the first person to appear before the Advisory Committee on Conscientious Objectors since 1996.
For the most part the conscientious objector was viewed as "unintelligent unimaginative, and obdurate" (148).
Telling Tales About Men: Conceptions of Conscientious Objectors to Military Service during the First World War.
DACORB stated that Aguayo did not present "clear and convincing evidence" that he was a conscientious objector.
This was the question I asked myself as I came to the end of writing my poem "Conscientious Objector Discharge," an ending that tried to capture the mood of the first few moments after I was honorably discharged in 1970 from the Marine Corps as a conscientious objector.
The Shakers strove to persuade President Abraham Lincoln to grant them conscientious objector status during an era drenched in American blood; and they grieved with the nation when an assassin's bullet ended Lincoln's life far too soon.
47) Because no one has been inducted since the draft terminated in 1972, there have been no conscientious objector packets considered by local draft boards for approximately thirty-five years.