Origin of conscript
OTHER WORDS FROM conscriptcon·script·a·ble, adjectivenon·con·script·a·ble, adjective
How to use conscript in a sentence
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
In the years 1914-18, women flooded into the workplace to take on the toil of men conscripted to fight.
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.
In two or three hours he came for my decision, and I told him that I had concluded to wait until I was conscripted.Nurse and Spy in the Union Army|S. Emma E. Edmonds
Former laborers had fled or had been conscripted, jailed, or killed.
They fired their rifles and pistols; they caroused and conscripted fighters.
Often a man when conscripted would have sufficient influence to be at once detailed, and would never join his company.Civil War and Reconstruction in Alabama|Walter L. Fleming
Though "conscripted," as it were, and rather a passive agent, I could see no wrong in the proceeding.Marse Henry (Vol. 1)|Henry Watterson
British Dictionary definitions for conscript
- a person who is enrolled for compulsory military service
- (as modifier)a conscript army