conscientious objection

noun

Definition of conscientious objection

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

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

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

conscientious objector

noun

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up conscientious objection? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

marked by lack of plan or order

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

The Emoji Quiz

  • emoji-the-quiz
  • What phase of the moon is this: 🌖 ?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!