conscientious objector

noun
Updated on: 6 Jan 2018

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 in a Sentence

  1. He registered as a conscientious objector.

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First Known Use of conscientious objector

1916


CONSCIENTIOUS OBJECTOR Defined for English Language Learners

conscientious objector

noun

Definition of conscientious objector for English Language Learners

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


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