conscripted


Also found in: Thesaurus, Legal, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to conscripted: compulsorily, adage, World War 2

con·script

 (kŏn′skrĭpt′)
n.
One compulsorily enrolled for service, especially in the armed forces; a draftee.
adj.
Enrolled compulsorily; drafted.
tr.v. (kən-skrĭpt′) con·script·ed, con·script·ing, con·scripts
To enroll compulsorily into service; draft.

[Latin cōnscrīptus, past participle of cōnscrībere, to enroll : com-, com- + scrībere, to write; see skrībh- in Indo-European roots.]

conscripted

(kənˈskrɪptɪd)
adj
enrolled for compulsory service, esp military service
Translations

conscripted

[kənˈskrɪptɪd] ADJ [labourer etc] → reclutado a la fuerza, forzado
conscripted troopsreclutas mpl, conscriptos mpl (LAm)

conscripted

adj soldiereingezogen, einberufen; troopsaus Wehrpflichtigen bestehend; workers, labourerszwangsverpflichtet
References in periodicals archive ?
A police officer is accused of forcing conscripted policemen to watch porn last year.
This study describes the personal results of compulsory military service under Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet, when about 370,000 young men were conscripted into the military during the period from 1973 to 1990.
Al Mazrui added: "I have two brothers who are currently conscripted, they are like those who are doing their national duty.
Al Mazroui added, "I have two brothers who are currently conscripted, they are like those who are doing their national duty.
But if you are conscripted at 18, it's best to join up like 'man with a suitcase' -- no ties and few expectations -- not easy when most 18 year olds love freedom yet find themselves suddenly confined by army dogma.
Abramson (Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, England) presents translations of two wartime diaries of two middle-class Jews from Jerusalem, Palestine, Yehuda Amon and Haim Nahmias, who were conscripted into the Ottoman Army during the First World War and sent to fight in Anatolia.
Finally may I remind you that, while women enjoy the freedom of civilian life of good pay and the opportunity to partake in pastimes, the poor, conscripted National Serviceman receiving 28s a week has to salute the woman officer who has joined the women's services.
The report released on Tuesday said Nevsun Resources Ltd has failed to stop Eritrean citizens conscripted into government service being used as forced labour at a gold-mining operations known as the Bisha project.
Mr Saunders was born in Derby and, after starting work in a bank at 16, was conscripted into the RAF in the 1950s as a National Serviceman.
But Reg, who was an apprentice fitter when he was conscripted, added: "I was going to the tech when I was called up.
If you were considered to be fit and healthy, you were conscripted into the armed forces.