Meaning of “conscientious objector” in the English Dictionary

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"conscientious objector" in British English

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conscientious objectornoun [ C ]

uk /kɒn.ʃiˌen.ʃəs əbˈdʒek.tər/ us /kɑːn.ʃiˌen.ʃəs əbˈdʒek.tɚ/

a person who refuses to work in the armed forces for moral or religious reasons

(Definition of “conscientious objector” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)