selectee

[ si-lek-tee ]
/ sɪ lɛkˈti /

noun

one selected by draft for service in one of the armed forces.

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Origin of selectee

An Americanism dating back to 1935–40; select + -ee
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British Dictionary definitions for selectee

selectee
/ (sɪˌlɛkˈtiː) /

noun

US a person who is selected, esp for military service
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