con-script

conscript

[v. kuhn-skript; n., adj. kon-skript]
verb (used with object)
1.
to draft for military or naval service.
2.
to compel into service.
noun
3.
a recruit obtained by conscription.
adjective
4.
enrolled or formed by conscription; drafted: a conscript soldier.

Origin:
1525–35; < Latin conscrīptus, past participle of conscrībere to conscribe; see con-, script

conscriptable, adjective
nonconscriptable, adjective


1. induct, impress, recruit, mobilize.
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conscript
 
n
1.  a.  a person who is enrolled for compulsory military service
 b.  (as modifier): a conscript army
 
vb
2.  (tr) to enrol (youths, civilians, etc) for compulsory military service
 
[C15: from Latin conscrīptus, past participle of conscrībere to write together in a list, enrol, from scrībere to write]

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conscript
1813, Amer.Eng., a word from the militia drafts in the War of 1812; probably a back-formation from conscription. Popularized (or unpopularized) during U.S. Civil War, when both sides resorted to it in 1862. Related: Conscripted (1813).

conscript
1530s, from L. conscriptus, pp. of conscribere (see conscription). The noun is attested 1800, from Fr. conscrit.
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