And as far as the Vietnam War goes, I read that you were a conscientious objector.
Ron, who was only 27 at the time, had been a conscientious objector.
In short, I am not a conscientious objector in these matters.
"One variety of conscientious objector was not enough for Mr. Baker," declared Representative ——.
When the World War came he declared himself a conscientious objector.
Of course every shirker, every coward and slacker in the country decided at once to be a conscientious objector.
The girls always surmised that he must be a conscientious objector.
It disfranchises, for the time, the conscientious objector who will do no national service.
"It hasn't turned me into a conscientious objector, if you mean that," he said.
So the conscientious objector, in the English sense, may be and is one of the peculiar by-products of England.
1896, in reference to those with religious scruples about mandatory vaccination. Military sense predominated from World War I.
After a chequered career full of startling episodes and reversals, the Vaccination Bill becomes virtually the Vaccination Act. In Parliament the hottest of the contest centred round the conscientious objector. [The Lancet, Aug. 13, 1898]
A person who refuses to render military service on the grounds of moral principle or religious belief. A CO must demonstrate a sincere, active, and long-standing objection in order to receive an exemption from armed service. The United States and some European governments officially recognize CO status; approved COs are usually required to perform social service or noncombat military service in place of armed duty. (See also draft, draft dodger, and Selective Service System.)