Conscript meaning

kŏn'skrĭpt'
To conscript is to forcibly enlist someone into the military or government service.

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.

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One compulsorily enrolled for service, especially in the armed forces; a draftee.
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Enrolled compulsorily; drafted.
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To enroll compulsorily into service; draft.
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To enroll for compulsory service in the armed forces; draft.
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To force (labor, capital, etc.) into service for the government.
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Conscripted.
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A conscripted person; draftee.
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One who is compulsorily enrolled, often into a military service; a draftee.

The soldier was a conscript.

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Enrolled; written; registered.
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To enrol(l) compulsorily; to draft; to induct.
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Origin of conscript

  • Latin cōnscrīptus past participle of cōnscrībere to enroll com- com- scrībere to write skrībh- in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Latin cōnscriptus, perfect passive participle of cōnscrībō (“write together; enroll”).
    From Wiktionary