- to draft for military or naval service.
- to compel into service.
- a recruit obtained by conscription.
- enrolled or formed by conscription; drafted: a conscript soldier.
Origin of conscript
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Examples from the Web for conscripted
In his youth, Dovlatov was conscripted to guard one, satisfying the requirement for military service.From Moscow to Queens, Down Sergei Dovlatov Way
September 15, 2014
He was stopped while trying to return to the U.S. and conscripted.1,000 Americans Are Serving in the Israeli Army and They Aren’t Alone
July 23, 2014
Conscripted to serve, these people are separated from their children only to mother others.This Week’s Hot Reads: April 29, 2013
G. Clay Whittaker, Jen Vafidis
April 29, 2013
I began thinking about refusing to [be] conscripted into the Israeli Army during the “Cast Lead” operation in 2008.Young Israelis Stand Up To The Military
Emily L. Hauser
February 14, 2013
The militia were a body of drilled troops, conscripted by law, and subject to military discipline inclding court martial.'Let's Talk About Guns' Live Chat Transcript
January 25, 2013
Men will be conscripted to the extent that it is wise and just and needful.
So, and no other, should wealth and the country's resources in general be conscripted.
He was conscripted but sent back because he was the father of six children.The Delta of the Triple Elevens
William Elmer Bachman
And work, as these years have taught the observant, is but for slaves and the conscripted.Waiting for Daylight
Henry Major Tomlinson
But he got conscripted by a bomb that took a corner off the hospital and one off his head.A Matter of Proportion
- a person who is enrolled for compulsory military service
- (as modifier)a conscript army
- (tr) to enrol (youths, civilians, etc) for compulsory military service
Word Origin and History for conscripted
1800, perhaps a back-formation (influenced by French adjective conscrit) from conscription.
1530s, from Latin conscriptus, past participle of conscribere "to draw up, list," literally "to write together" (see conscription).
1813, American English, from conscript (n.). A word from the militia drafts in the War of 1812. Popularized (or unpopularized) during U.S. Civil War, when both sides resorted to it in 1862. Related: Conscripted; conscripting.