Origin of conscription
OTHER WORDS FROM conscriptioncon·scrip·tion·al, adjectivean·ti·con·scrip·tion, nounnon·con·scrip·tion, nounpro·con·scrip·tion, adjective
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How to use conscription in a sentence
He cannot be subjected to conscription, or forced military service, save by the written orders of the highest military authority of the department, under such regulations as the President or Congress may prescribe.40 acres and a mule: How the first reparations for slavery ended in betrayal|DeNeen L. Brown|April 15, 2021|Washington Post
Excluding women from conscription also perpetuated the “myth that all men are more competent than all women,” Smeal said.Men-only Selective Service registration may end soon, but the fight will remain|Heather Stur|April 15, 2021|Washington Post
Worryingly, even Syrians who’ve managed to obtain citizenship in another country aren’t exempt from the conscription tax.
He was jailed for three months for refusing conscription into the Ustaša army.Nedzib Sacirbey, a ‘founding father’ of independent Bosnia, dies at 94 of the coronavirus|Phil Davison|March 5, 2021|Washington Post
Gomaa worked with Al-Jazeera, including contributing to a documentary about conscription in Egypt.These 10 journalists face additional threats from COVID-19|lbelanger225|December 2, 2020|Fortune
There was a provision in the Union Conscription Act of 1863 that allowed wealthy men to pay $300 to buy their way out of service.
While forced conscription of Americans is rare, the practice of volunteering has a storied history.1,000 Americans Are Serving in the Israeli Army and They Aren’t Alone|Chris Allbritton|July 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
When I reported for my conscription in 2010 I thought I would do my two years of service without anything happening.Former Syrian Soldier Describes Life in the Army at the Start of War|Andrew Slater|September 4, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Many national-religious Jews, including their political leadership, support universal conscription.
Charismatic and pragmatic Wilkie actively endorsed conscription and support for Great Britain early on.
The jailer, a loyalist, retained his position as a civil detail, thus protecting himself and sons from conscription.
A new conscription secured the forty thousand men for Bayonne, and General Clarke was ordered to fortify the frontier.
No one remonstrated when once more recourse was had to the fatal policy of anticipating the annual conscription.
In fact, with conscription and compulsory jury service, this pitiless dilemma arises before every one.My Religion|Leo Tolstoy
The issue of conscription brought to an end the political truce which had been declared in August, 1914.The Canadian Dominion|Oscar D. Skelton