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conscript

[v. kuh n-skript; n., adj. kon-skript] /v. kənˈskrɪpt; n., adj. ˈkɒn skrɪpt/
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
1525-1535
1525-35; < Latin conscrīptus, past participle of conscrībere to conscribe; see con-, script
Related forms
conscriptable, adjective
nonconscriptable, adjective
Synonyms
1. induct, impress, recruit, mobilize.
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British Dictionary definitions for conscripting

conscript

noun (ˈkɒnskrɪpt)
1.
  1. a person who is enrolled for compulsory military service
  2. (as modifier): a conscript army
verb (kənˈskrɪpt)
2.
(transitive) to enrol (youths, civilians, etc) for compulsory military service
Word Origin
C15: from Latin conscrīptus, past participle of conscrībere to write together in a list, enrol, from scrībere to write
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Word Origin and History for conscripting

conscript

n.

1800, perhaps a back-formation (influenced by French adjective conscrit) from conscription.

adj.

1530s, from Latin conscriptus, past participle of conscribere "to draw up, list," literally "to write together" (see conscription).

v.

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.

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