Draft
Draft Draft, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Drafted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Drafting}.] 1. To draw the outline of; to delineate. [1913 Webster]

2. To compose and write; as, to draft a memorial. [1913 Webster]

3. To draw from a military band or post, or from any district, company, or society; to detach; to select; especially, to compulsorily select and induct members of a population to serve in the armed forces. [1913 Webster +PJC]

HotLips Houlihan: How did a degenerate person like him achieve such a position of responsibility in the army? Radar: He was drafted. --M*A*S*H (the movie)

Some royal seminary in Upper Egypt, from whence they drafted novices to supply their colleges and temples. -- Holwell. [1913 Webster]

4. To transfer by draft. [1913 Webster]

All her rents been drafted to London. -- Fielding. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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