conscientious objection

noun

Definition of conscientious objection

:objection on moral or religious grounds (as to service in the armed forces or to bearing arms)

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First Known Use of conscientious objection

1775


Law Dictionary

conscientious objection

noun con·scien·tious objection \ ˌkän-chē-ˈen-chəs- \

legal Definition of conscientious objection

:objection on moral or religious grounds (as to military service or bearing arms)

conscientious objector

noun

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