Examples of conscription in a Sentence
young people who face conscription into the army
Recent Examples of conscription from the Web
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government recently rolled back previous legislation that had aimed to increase conscription — only to be struck down by the Supreme Court.
AdaSky comes from a growing cohort of startups out of Israel, incubated indirectly by the conscription of smart young minds into the world of intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance.
Loaded guns, whether military or for sport, cannot be carried on the streets here without a special permit which is rarely issued. Because of conscription, the Swiss are highly trained in weapons handling and storage.
George and some family members escaped several times from forced labor details and attempts at forced conscription by both tyrannical regimes.
Netanyahu's government recently rolled back legislation aimed at increasing conscription, but this was struck down by the Supreme Court.
The couple helped save a number of locals in Saint-Jean-de-Luz from mandatory work in Germany by planting scores of trees on the grounds of the Chantaco golf course because forestry workers were spared from conscription.
Military spending is rising—by about 5% annually in real terms over the next three years—and conscription is being reintroduced next year.
Widespread conscription meant that any military-age male German deported from England would soon return in a uniform to fight, with the reverse also being true.
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Did You Know?
With its scrip- root, conscription means basically writing someone's name on a list—a list that, unfortunately, a lot of people usually don't want to be on. Conscription has existed at least since ancient Egypt's Old Kingdom (27th century B.C.), though universal conscription has been rare throughout history. Forms of conscription were used by Prussia, Switzerland, Russia, and other European powers in the 17th and 18th centuries. In the U.S., conscription was first applied during the Civil War, by both the North and the South. In the North there were pockets of resistance, and the draft led to riots in several cities. The U.S. abandoned conscription at the end of the war and didn't revive it until World War I.
CONSCRIPTION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of conscription for English Language Learners
: the practice of ordering people by law to serve in the armed forces
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