enlistment

[ en-list-muh nt ]
/ ɛnˈlɪst mənt /

noun

the period of time for which one is committed to military service.
an act of enlisting.

Nearby words

  1. enlist,
  2. enlisted,
  3. enlisted man,
  4. enlisted woman,
  5. enlistee,
  6. enliven,
  7. enmarble,
  8. enmesh,
  9. enmeshed,
  10. enmity

Origin of enlistment

First recorded in 1740–50; enlist + -ment

Related formspre·en·list·ment, noun

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Word Origin and History for enlistment

enlistment

n.

1765, from enlist + -ment.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper