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noun as in conscription

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Although the executive order halted further discharges on the basis of gender identity, the directive didn’t explicitly address enlistments or access to transition-related care, such as gender reassignment surgery.

He also worried that enlistment terms would soon run out on several thousand of his soldiers, siphoning away his strength.

Feely also indicated that the TOW was reliable, citing he had never seen a misfire during his four-year enlistment.

The Army is tightening its tattoo standards, a departure from the relaxed rules used to boost enlistment during the Iraq War.

He had an earlier, pre-enlistment arrest on a firearms charge as well as a decade-long history of psychiatric problems.

Psychiatrists deferred enlistment for more than 1.7 million men before training began.

The army was increased from two regiments to nine regiments with an enlistment requiring two years of military service.

Finger-prints are made, immediately upon enlistment, of each separate finger and thumb of both hands.

The call for men was very heavy in proportion to the population, and high bounties were offered for enlistment.

In December the period of enlistment ended; his army was disbanded, and he could not obtain quite 10,000 men to take its place.

When the war first broke out, no one thought of any but voluntary methods of enlistment.


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On this page you'll find 8 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to enlistment, such as: enrollment, recruitment, draft, and levy.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.