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conscription

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noun con·scrip·tion \kən-ˈskrip-shən\

Simple Definition of conscription

  • : the practice of ordering people by law to serve in the armed forces

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of conscription

  1. :  compulsory enrollment of persons especially for military service :  draft

Examples of conscription in a sentence

  1. young people who face conscription into the army



1800

First Known Use of conscription

1800


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