verb (used with object)
- consciousness raising,
- conscript fathers,
Origin of conscript
Examples from the Web for conscript
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 conscript camp was at Brookhaven, and every man had been ordered to report there or to be treated as a deserter.Strange True Stories of Louisiana|George Washington Cable
Certainly, Monsieur, but only a conscript; it is not likely that you should have seen me before.Moscow|Fred Whishaw
Gen. Withers, Alabama, denounces the inefficiency of the conscript system.A Rebel War Clerk's Diary at the Confederate States Capital|John Beauchamp Jones
The conscript presently showed me up to my room, which was bare but clean, and asked me how many handkerchiefs I had with me.A Spring Walk in Provence|Archibald Marshall
Tom Collins was above the conscription age and therefore not a conscript.Recollections of a Varied Life|George Cary Eggleston
- a person who is enrolled for compulsory military service
- (as modifier)a conscript army
Word Origin for conscript
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.