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conscientious objector

noun

: a person who refuses to serve in the military because of moral or religious beliefs

Full Definition of CONSCIENTIOUS OBJECTOR

:  a person who refuses to serve in the armed forces or bear arms on moral or religious grounds

Examples of CONSCIENTIOUS OBJECTOR

  1. He registered as a conscientious objector.

First Known Use of CONSCIENTIOUS OBJECTOR

1899

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