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conscript

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noun con·script \ˈkän-ˌskript\

Simple Definition of conscript

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

Full Definition of conscript

  1. :  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


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conscript

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adjective con·script \ˈkän-ˌskript\

Definition of conscript

  1. 1 :  enrolled into service by compulsion :  drafted

  2. 2 :  made up of conscripted persons



1812

First Known Use of conscript

1812


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conscript

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verb con·script \kən-ˈskript\

Simple Definition of conscript

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

Full Definition of conscript

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  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.



1813

First Known Use of conscript

1813



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