Conscientious Objector Legal Meaning and Definition

Here is a simplified definition of the legal term Conscientious Objector.

Conscientious Objector (noun)

A conscientious objector is an individual who, due to personal religious or moral beliefs, does not agree with or support war and killing. As a result, this person refuses to serve in the military. Laws in some countries recognize this type of moral stance and allow conscientious objectors to be exempted from military service, as long as they are willing to contribute to the welfare of their community and nation through non-military work.