English version

conscientious objector

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Military
conscientious objectorˌconscientious obˈjector noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 PMsomeone who refuses to become a soldier because of their moral or religious beliefs draft dodger
Examples from the Corpus
conscientious objectorAfter his baptism, Martin advanced to the battlefield as a conscientious objector.Initially a conscientious objector, he joined the army in 1941 and wound up a captain in the Middle East.An extraordinary character, Kellet was a conscientious objector working in the forest on the lower flanks of the mountain.Knowing better than even to apply for conscientious objector, I went about avoiding the draft another way altogether.
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