conscription


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Related to conscription: Conscription Act of 1863

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
References in classic literature ?
In the provinces, families marry their sons early to escape the conscription.
You are included in the conscription, Fernand, and are only at liberty on sufferance, liable at any moment to be called upon to take up arms.
He informed her that she would never see her sweetheart again; for, in order to escape the conscription, he had married a rich old woman, Madame Lehoussais, of Toucques.
And when I have paid for the policeman who protects me and, if I live in a country where conscription is in force, served in the army which guards my house and land from the invader, I am quits with society: for the rest I counter its might with my wiliness.
The actions of Napoleon and Alexander, on whose words the event seemed to hang, were as little voluntary as the actions of any soldier who was drawn into the campaign by lot or by conscription.
He was only eighteen years old when he was drawn in the great conscription of
But Princess Betsy could not endure that tone of his-- "sneering," as she called it, using the English word, and like a skillful hostess she at once brought him into a serious conversation on the subject of universal conscription.
However, the army is not made up solely of non-Sunni minorities, as there is national conscription.
Indeed, his critical eye and expansive research draw from the last 60 years both the causes and effects of President Nixon's abolishment of military conscription.
Ukraine's parliament voted on Thursday to refresh its front-line forces and resume partial conscription after a top security official warned that Russian forces backing separatist rebels had sharply increased military activity in the east.
1 who pay a total amount of 18,000 Turkish lira (US $7,579) are exempted from military conscription.
Conscription is compulsory in Egypt for men between the ages of 18 and 30.