To conscript is to forcibly enlist someone into the military or government service.(verb)
When there is a draft and a man is required to join the army, this is an example of a situation where the army decides to conscript him.
See conscript in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: < conscriptthe
Origin: L conscriptus, pp. of conscribere, to enroll < com-, with + scribere, to write
See conscript in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Latin cōnscriptus
Origin: , past participle of cōnscrībere, to enroll
Origin: : com-, com-
Origin: + scrībere, to write; see skrībh- in Indo-European roots.
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