Definition of conscientious objector noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


conscientious objector

BrE BrE//ˌkɒnʃiˌenʃəs əbˈdʒektə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌkɑːnʃiˌenʃəs əbˈdʒektər//
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a person who refuses to serve in the armed forces for moral reasons compare draft dodger, pacifist
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: conscientious objector