The answer, it seems, has to do with the plan to conscript haredi (ultra-Orthodox) youth into the Israeli army.
Tribes killing their neighbors and burning their fields were now depriving the Romans of soldiers to conscript and produce to tax.
It was 1951 and I was a conscript serving in the Royal Air Force.
By mid-to-late evening, there was overwhelming evidence that Russia was using a mix of mercenary and conscript forces.
Tasso had drawn his number that morning, and the number was seven, and he must go and be a conscript for three years.
They had gone for a conscript; they came away with a volunteer.
At all events, we need only examine military history to find that with conscript armies wholesale shirking is far from unknown.
He—Colonel L.—calls it recruiting to conscript all he can lay hands on.
Then he recommended to them especially the execution of the conscript law.
Each mitayo, or conscript, received nominally two shillings a day.
1800, perhaps a back-formation (influenced by French adjective conscrit) from conscription.
1530s, from Latin conscriptus, past participle of conscribere "to draw up, list," literally "to write together" (see conscription).
1813, American English, from conscript (n.). A word from the militia drafts in the War of 1812. Popularized (or unpopularized) during U.S. Civil War, when both sides resorted to it in 1862. Related: Conscripted; conscripting.