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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Example sentences
Efforts by the court to mold a conscript army out of small landowners and
  peasants had failed.
It arose from the same can-do spirit of the age as did the invention of
  mechanized wars fought by huge conscript armies.
Historically, rulers liked censuses, because they enable them to conscript and
  tax their people.
Other languages conscript the plural to perform tasks less important.
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