conscript


1con·script

noun \ˈkän-ˌskript\

: a person who is forced to serve in the armed forces

Full Definition of CONSCRIPT

:  a conscripted person (as a military recruit)

Examples of CONSCRIPT

  1. <as the war continued, the body of enlisted soldiers was supplemented by an increasing number of conscripts>

Origin of CONSCRIPT

alteration of French conscrit, from Latin conscriptus, past participle of conscribere to enroll, enlist, from com- + scribere to write — more at scribe
First Known Use: 1799

Related to CONSCRIPT

Other Military Terms

bivouac, logistics, petard, salient, sally, supernumerary, tactical

2con·script

adjective \ˈkän-ˌskript\

Definition of CONSCRIPT

1
:  enrolled into service by compulsion :  drafted
2
:  made up of conscripted persons

First Known Use of CONSCRIPT

1812

Other Military Terms

bivouac, logistics, petard, salient, sally, supernumerary, tactical

3con·script

verb \kən-ˈskript\

: to force (someone) to serve in the armed forces

Full Definition of CONSCRIPT

transitive verb
:  to enroll into service by compulsion :  draft <was conscripted into the army>

Examples of CONSCRIPT

  1. The government is conscripting men for the army.
  2. He was conscripted into the army.

First Known Use of CONSCRIPT

1813

Related to CONSCRIPT

Other Military Terms

bivouac, logistics, petard, salient, sally, supernumerary, tactical

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