or en·rol·ment

[en-rohl-muh nt]


the act or process of enrolling.
the state of being enrolled.
the number of persons enrolled, as for a course or in a school.

Origin of enrollment

First recorded in 1525–35; enroll + -ment
Related formspre·en·roll·ment, nounre·en·roll·ment, nounsu·per·en·roll·ment, noun
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Examples from the Web for enrolment

Historical Examples of enrolment

  • And the enrolment of the schoolhouse could be counted as being for decency.

  • The enrolment of foreign students in the University is also significant.

  • The money requisite for the purchase of arms and enrolment of volunteers was offered him.

    The Indian Chief

    Gustave Aimard

  • The enrolment of their names was also sanctioned by Divine command, as Ex.

  • For the same reasons, an enrolled vessel should have a certificate of enrolment.

    The Seaman's Friend

    Richard Henry Dana

British Dictionary definitions for enrolment


US enrollment


the act of enrolling or state of being enrolled
a list of people enrolled
the total number of people enrolled
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Word Origin and History for enrolment



also enrolment, mid-15c., from Anglo-French enrollement, from Middle French enrollement, from Old French enroller "record in a register" (see enroll).

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