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Princeton's WordNet

  1. draft dodger, draft evader(noun)

    someone who is drafted and illegally refuses to serve


  1. draft dodger(Noun)

    A person who illicitly seeks to avoid compulsory military service (the draft).


  1. Draft evasion

    Draft evasion is an intentional decision not to comply with the military conscription policies of one's nation. Such practices that do not involve law breaking or which are based on conscientious objection are sometimes referred to as "draft avoidance." Refusing to submit to the draft is considered a criminal offense in most countries where conscription is in effect. Those who practice draft evasion are sometimes pejoratively referred to as "draft dodgers", a term which was made popular during the Vietnam War. Draft evasion is distinct from desertion in that only an active member of a military service can become a deserter by absenting himself or herself from the army without receiving a valid leave of absence or discharge and without any intention of returning to the army.

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