impressment

[ im-pres-muh nt ]SEE DEFINITION OF impressment
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The subjects of impressment and blockades were not embraced in it.

The articles on maritime rights and impressment were set aside.

An illustration still closer to the point is that of impressment.

The most serious difficulty in the way of negotiation had been the question of impressment.

This was the British defense for impressment of seamen on American ships.

His seizure by those rascals, his impressment, and what had followed.

This day is memorable for the impressment of seamen into the British service.

I will show them what his opinions were on the subject of impressment.

This was said particularly with respect to the impressment of our seamen.

Instead of that it got them by a method which was called "impressment."

WORD ORIGIN

1796, "act of impressing into service," from impress (v.) + -ment.

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