levy en masse


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levy en masse

(ˈlɛvɪ ɒn ˈmæs)
n
(Military) the conscription of the civilian population in large numbers in the face of impending invasion. Also called: levée en masse
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Noun1.levy en masse - the act of drafting into military service
conscription, muster, selective service, draft - compulsory military service
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Instead, we have levy en masse, he said, during a press conference on the fringes of his current tour to inspect the national guard units in Rafha, in the northern parts of the Kingdom.