Conscription meaning

kən-skrĭp'shən
Involuntary labor, especially military service, demanded by some established authority.
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Compulsory enrollment, especially for the armed forces; draft.
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A monetary payment exacted by a government in wartime.
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An enrolling or registering.
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Origin of conscription

  • From Middle French conscription, from Latin cōnscrÄ«ptiō (“levying of troops").
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