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conscription

[ kuh n-skrip-shuh n ]SEE DEFINITION OF conscription

Synonyms for conscription

  • enrollment
  • induction
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Their son got the number 206 in the drawing for the conscription.

He escaped the conscription on the ground of being a widow's eldest son.

A conscription, a march, a bivouac, and a battle will form act the first.

And they had forgotten all about the conscription act that Congress had just passed.

It was a few weeks after the Conscription Act had been passed.

Most men of twenty-one—the age of conscription—were already married and had children.

With regard to conscription, there has always been a dread of it.

Eighteen was the lowest age for conscription, yet he was in the Confederate uniform.

In such circumstances, conscription might well spell Revolution.

I thoroughly agree with what Lady Margaret says about conscription.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "a putting in writing," from Middle French conscription, from Latin conscriptionem (nominative conscriptio) "a drawing up of a list, enrollment, a levying of soldiers," from conscribere "to enroll," from com- "with" (see com-) + scribere "to write" (see script (n.)).

Meaning "enlistment of soldiers" is from 1520s; the sense "compulsory enlistment for military service" (1800) is traceable to the French Republic act of Sept. 5, 1798. Technically, a conscription is the enrollment of a fixed number by lot, with options of providing a substitute.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR CONSCRIPTION

enrollment

nounregistration for membership
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