Origin of conscription
Examples from the Web for conscription
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
In Israel, conscription remains the rule and military service is the norm.In Israel, Netanyahu Assembles the Coalition That Eluded Romney|Lloyd Green|March 22, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Bennett, it's true, demanded changing that agreement—once the conscription problem was settled.
Lapid will have to swallow a painful compromise on ultra-Orthodox conscription.
The hametz example may also enhance our understanding of the debate on the conscription of haredi men to the IDF.
Having a weak constitution and defective sight, he avoided the conscription.Library Of The World's Best Literature, Ancient And Modern, Vol 4|Charles Dudley Warner
I was a refractory, I evaded the conscription, that was all.The Village Rector|Honore de Balzac
This I did for the Bureau of Conscription, which was found very useful.A Rebel War Clerk's Diary at the Confederate States Capital|John Beauchamp Jones
Regarded as a compromise between universal and voluntary service, conscription still maintains a precarious existence in Europe.
Leaving this place deprived him of his immunity from conscription.Tom Strong, Lincoln's Scout|Alfred Bishop Mason
British Dictionary definitions for conscription
Word Origin and History for conscription
late 14c., "a putting in writing," from Middle French conscription, from Latin conscriptionem (nominative conscriptio) "a drawing up of a list, enrollment, a levying of soldiers," from conscribere "to enroll," from com- "with" (see com-) + scribere "to write" (see script (n.)).
Meaning "enlistment of soldiers" is from 1520s; the sense "compulsory enlistment for military service" (1800) is traceable to the French Republic act of Sept. 5, 1798. Technically, a conscription is the enrollment of a fixed number by lot, with options of providing a substitute.