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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.
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conscientious objector

n
(Military) a person who refuses to serve in the armed forces on the grounds of conscience
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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
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Translations
odpůrce vojenské služby
militærnægter
szolgálatmegtagadó
askerlik karşıtı

conscientious objector

n (Mil) → Wehrdienst- or Kriegsdienstverweigerer m (aus Gewissensgründen)
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

conscientious objector

n (Mil) → obiettore m di coscienza
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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.
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