Conscription definition

kən-skrĭpshən
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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Involuntary labor, especially military service, demanded by some established authority.
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An enrolling or registering.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
conscription
Plural:
conscriptions

Origin of conscription

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

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