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[en-list-muh nt] /ɛnˈlɪst mənt/
the period of time for which one is committed to military service.
an act of enlisting.
Origin of enlistment
1740-50; enlist + -ment
Related forms
preenlistment, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Or it can find ways other than voluntary enlistment to bring them in.
  • If no enlistment register entry exists for an individual, then this series might help.
  • To get the best idea of how much you can get as a re-enlistment bonus contact your local recruiter.
  • Alphabetical card file and service card records containing date and place of enlistment and date and place of release.
  • The information on the cards was obtained from enlistment records.
  • Plante's enlistment paper also provides a physical description of him at the time of his enlistment.
  • At the time of enlistment, each soldier was promised a complete uniform and regular reissue.
Word Origin and History for enlistment

1765, from enlist + -ment.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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