refusal on moral or religious grounds to serve in the armed forces or to bear arms in a military conflict.
- conscientious objector, noun
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How to use conscientious objection in a sentence
The upshot is that the patron swallows his conscientious objection to the custom and pays the tribute for fair service.The Itching Palm | William R Scott
I further had a conscientious objection against being led and directed by men in my missionary labours.George Muller of Bristol | Arthur T. Pierson
Jim Bounce stated that he had a conscientious objection to fighting.
"Not so much as a silver teaspoon," replied Thorndyke, who had a conscientious objection to plate of all kinds.John Thorndyke's Cases | R. Austin Freeman
Many a man who has a conscientious objection to prayer, likes to hear himself sing.The New Warden | Mrs. David G. Ritchie