conscription

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con·scrip·tion

 (kən-skrĭp′shən)
n.
1. Compulsory enrollment, especially for the armed forces; draft.
2. A monetary payment exacted by a government in wartime.

conscription

(kənˈskrɪpʃən)
n
(Military) compulsory military service

con•scrip•tion

(kənˈskrɪp ʃən)

n.
compulsory enrollment of persons for military or naval service; draft.
[1790–1800; < French < Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.conscription - compulsory military serviceconscription - compulsory military service    
militarisation, militarization, mobilization, mobilisation - act of assembling and putting into readiness for war or other emergency: "mobilization of the troops"
levy en masse, levy - the act of drafting into military service
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"

conscription

noun
Compulsory enrollment in military service:
Translations
branná povinnostodvod
værnepligt
herkvaîning
vpoklic
askere almaaskerlik

conscription

[kənˈskrɪpʃən] Nservicio m militar obligatorio, conscripción f (LAm)

conscription

[kənˈskrɪpʃən] nconscription f

conscription

nWehrpflicht f; (= act of conscripting)Einberufung f; (of army)Aushebung f

conscription

[kənˈskrɪpʃn] narruolamento (obbligatorio), coscrizione f

conscript

(ˈkonskript) noun
a person legally ordered by the state to serve in the armed forces etc.
(kənˈskript) verb
legally to order (someone) to serve in the armed forces etc. He was conscripted into the army.
conˈscription (-ʃən) noun
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With the legislation bringing in conscription being hotly debated in Parliament, word came that an anti-conscription mob was planning to attack the Guy Street Barracks.
In addition to support for conscription, the meeting planned to put on a so-called "Monster Open-air Demonstration and Procession", in opposition to the anti-conscription meeting at Cory Hall.
Besides pacifist church groups and anti-conscription protests in the First and Second World Wars, this tradition includes women, workers, farmers, teachers, students, politicians, and others who have challenged wars both on North American soil and overseas.
95) provides an Alafair Tucker mystery set in World War I times when the first draft lottery is scheduled and pro-war and anti-conscription socialist clash.
The walk will reveal the places and events associated with this momentous period from the arrival of the first Belgian refugees in September 1914, the buildings used to recruit and train soldiers, the efforts taken to care for the many hundreds of wounded men and places associated with fundraising and anti-conscription rallies.
206), through the fiery anti-conscription campaign of the First World War in which he notoriously labelled the war 'just an ordinary trade war' (p.
These coupled with the powers already contained in the War Measures Act made anti-conscription activity a risky proposition.
More important than either stand was the conflict between pro- and anti-conscription supporters, which contributed to the deterioration of Newfoundland's post-war economy and politics.
He was anti-conscription and believed it was the duty of every peer to recruit troops in their area," explains Lord Derby.
Anti-conscription rallies in London and other cities attract only a handful of protesters and a second act in May takes in married men.
It was Melbourne, location of the Federal Parliament, which became the organisational centre of the anti-conscription movement.

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