Conscript
Conscript Con*script", v. t. To enroll, by compulsion, for military service. [1913 Webster]

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  • conscript — index bind (obligate), coerce, impose (enforce), induct, levy, recruit Burton s Legal Thesaurus …   Law dictionary

  • Conscript — Con script, a. [L. conscriptus, p. p. of conscribere to write together, to enroll; con + scribere to write. See {Scribe}.] Enrolled; written; registered. [1913 Webster] {Conscript fathers} (Rom. Antiq.), the senators of ancient Rome. When certain …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • conscript — [kən skript′; ] for adj. & n. [ kän′skript΄] vt. ☆ [< CONSCRIPT the adj.] 1. to enroll for compulsory service in the armed forces; draft 2. to force (labor, capital, etc.) into service for the government adj. [L conscriptus, pp. of conscribere …   English World dictionary

  • Conscript — Con script, n. One taken by lot, or compulsorily enrolled, to serve as a soldier or sailor. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • conscript — ► VERB ▪ call up for compulsory military service. ► NOUN ▪ a conscripted person. DERIVATIVES conscription noun. ORIGIN from Latin conscriptus, from conscribere enrol …   English terms dictionary

  • conscript — v. (D; tr.) to conscript into (to conscript youths into the armed forces) * * * [ kɒnskrɪpt] (D;tr.) to conscript into (to conscript youths into the armed forces) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • conscript — I UK [kənˈskrɪpt] / US verb [transitive] Word forms conscript : present tense I/you/we/they conscript he/she/it conscripts present participle conscripting past tense conscripted past participle conscripted to make someone join the armed forces II …   English dictionary

  • conscript — adjective /ˈkɒnskrɪpt / (say konskript) 1. enrolled or formed by conscription: a conscript soldier; a conscript army. –noun /ˈkɒnskrɪpt / (say konskript) 2. a recruit obtained by conscription. 3. Statistics a person born not only in the same year …   Australian English dictionary

  • conscript — cons|cript1 [kənˈskrıpt] v [T] [Date: 1800 1900; : Latin; Origin: conscriptus, past participle of conscribere to make a member of something , from com ( COM ) + scribere to write ] 1.) to make someone join the army, navy etc American Equivalent:… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • conscript — {{11}}conscript (adj.) 1530s, from L. conscriptus, pp. of conscribere to draw up, list, lit. to write together (see CONSCRIPTION (Cf. conscription)). {{12}}conscript (n.) 1800, perhaps a back formation (influenced by Fr. adj. conscrit) from… …   Etymology dictionary

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