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draft board

n.
A local board of civilians in charge of the selection of persons for compulsory military service.
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draft board

n
(Military) US a tribunal responsible for the selection of personnel liable for compulsory military service
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draft′ board`


n.
a board of civilians charged with registering, classifying, and selecting persons for U.S. military service.
[1950–55]
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Noun1.draft board - a board to select personnel for involuntary military service
board - a committee having supervisory powers; "the board has seven members"
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The first widespread use of conscription in the United States was in the Civil War.
(241.) There is some authority for the proposition that Congress has the power to implement "civil conscription," i.e., conscript citizens to fulfill "any civil need of the state." Civil Conscription in the United States, 30 HARV.