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.
- con·script·a·ble, adjective
- non·con·script·a·ble, adjective
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How to use conscript in a sentence
At mobilization points across Russia, the call-up of peasant conscripts often turned into drunken and murderous riots.Tsar Nicolas II Thought Vodka Was Hurting Russians—But Banning It Helped Destroy His Empire | Mark Lawrence Schrad | July 20, 2021 | Time
California is conscripting everyday people in its privacy law enforcement war.
They’re assisted on the farm by Polish captives who have been conscripted as Zivilarbeiters, or civilian workers, though in reality they are slave laborers.Acclaimed Mexican author Sofia Segovia returns to her U.S. audience with a story of World War II resilience | Manuel Roig-Franzia | May 6, 2021 | Washington Post
With the Vietnam War-era draft still in place, opponents immediately zeroed in on the potential for conscripting women, seeing it as one of their best arguments against equal rights.Men-only Selective Service registration may end soon, but the fight will remain | Heather Stur | April 15, 2021 | Washington Post
When they descended into a slower number, she successfully conscripted him onto the parquet.Jane Birkin is back with a new album, but her presence is everlasting | Jeff Weiss | March 19, 2021 | Washington Post
It was 1951 and I was a conscript serving in the Royal Air Force.
Tribes killing their neighbors and burning their fields were now depriving the Romans of soldiers to conscript and produce to tax.
By mid-to-late evening, there was overwhelming evidence that Russia was using a mix of mercenary and conscript forces.
The answer, it seems, has to do with the plan to conscript haredi (ultra-Orthodox) youth into the Israeli army.
The young conscript seemed to fill the head of Mademoiselle St. Sillery.
The Argentine sailor is a land-conscript, laboriously taught an unfamiliar art, which he learns wonderfully well.Argentina | W. A. Hirst
It was too vast for a citizen, and the locality was no longer sufficiently refined for a conscript father.Endymion | Benjamin Disraeli
It is these which explain the two million volunteers which in August, 1914, went to swell the huge German conscript armies.German Problems and Personalities | Charles Sarolea
The genius of the race takes the lover conscript and makes him a soldier in life's battalions.The Kempton-Wace Letters | Jack London
British Dictionary definitions for conscript
a person who is enrolled for compulsory military service
(as modifier): a conscript army
(tr) to enrol (youths, civilians, etc) for compulsory military service
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