conscientious objector


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Acronyms, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

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.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

conscientious objector

n
(Military) a person who refuses to serve in the armed forces on the grounds of conscience
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
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
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
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.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.
References in periodicals archive ?
During calendar years 2002 through 2006, the active and reserve components reported processing 425 applications for conscientious objector status.
I read with great interest Stacia Brown's article on conscientious objectors in the military ("Valor, Honor, Conscience," September-October 2006).
Kevin Ramirez, coordinator for the Central Committee for Conscientious Objectors, a group that advises and supports those in the military seeking the conscientious objector status, long ago accepted the business of the military's recruiting.
I served as an administration specialist for all of my 26 years, but President Reagan removed the conscientious objector status for military personnel.
The second case study outlines curricular innovations that protect and honor a PSU oral historian's deep respect for narrators who are conscientious objectors from the Second World War.
He was a conscientious objector when America entered the war and worked in forests and later in a mental hospital, where he photographed the patients.
The OOA and the Hutterites represent one end of the continuum in working toward peace and that is to be a conscientious objector in war time and engage in helping other groups and individuals in times of peace.
Karapasiaoglou was led before the military court on 3 January for refusing to report for reserve army duty for the past four years for ideological reasons, landing him with four open cases for which he was found guilty and was refused recognition as a conscientious objector.
Turkish Cypriot conscientious objector Halil Karapasaoglu was released from prison on Friday after being sent to prison for not paying a 2000 TL (EUR 360) fine imposed by a military court in the north of Cyprus for refusing to participate in reservist duties.
His two inspirations were his father, who was a conscientious objector during the Second World War, and the grandfather he never met, who was a conscientious objector during World War One.