verb (used with object)
- consciousness raising,
- conscript fathers,
Origin of conscript
Examples from the Web for conscripted
In his youth, Dovlatov was conscripted to guard one, satisfying the requirement for military service.
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|Chris Allbritton|July 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Conscripted to serve, these people are separated from their children only to mother others.
I began thinking about refusing to [be] conscripted into the Israeli Army during the “Cast Lead” operation in 2008.
The militia were a body of drilled troops, conscripted by law, and subject to military discipline inclding court martial.
It has conscripted a portion, a relatively small portion, of the men of the Nation.
Lives have been conscripted; incomes have been conscripted; the only thing which has not been conscripted is labor.
It has conscripted a portion, a large portion, of the incomes of the Nation.
That every human being in a country be conscripted to devote a certain part of his or her life to national service.
Day and night a pair of conscripted sentries kept watchful eyes on the gun.Gladiator|Philip Wylie
- 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.