Definition of Conscript

1. Noun. Someone who is drafted into military service.

Exact synonyms: Draftee, Inductee
Category relationships: Armed Forces, Armed Services, Military, Military Machine, War Machine
Generic synonyms: Man, Military Man, Military Personnel, Serviceman
Derivative terms: Draft, Induct
Antonyms: Volunteer



2. Verb. Enroll into service compulsorily. "The men were conscripted"
Generic synonyms: Enlist
Derivative terms: Conscription

Definition of Conscript

1. a. Enrolled; written; registered.

2. n. One taken by lot, or compulsorily enrolled, to serve as a soldier or sailor.

3. v. t. To enroll, by compulsion, for military service.

Definition of Conscript

1. Noun. One who is compulsorily enrolled, often into a military service; a draftee. ¹

2. Adjective. Drafted. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) To enrol(l) compulsorily; to draft; to induct. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Conscript

1. [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Literary usage of Conscript

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1. The History of Rome by Livy (1888)
"Every evil, conscript fathers, which captured cities suffer, we have suffered, and do now as much as ever suffer. All the enormities which the most cruel ..."

2. Memoirs of Robert E. Lee: His Military and Personal History, Embracing a by Armistead Lindsay Long, Marcus Joseph Wright (1886)
"conscript Act passed.—Deficiency of Army Stores.—Lee's Position. ... much delay and fruitless discussion Congress in 1862 passed a conscript act as the only ..."

3. The New York Times Current History (1917)
"What the German conscript Thinks By Arnold Bennett. ... The point is of importance to us, because the work of the conscript in the field must be influenced ..."

4. New Englander and Yale Review by Edward Royall Tyler, William Lathrop Kingsley, George Park Fisher, Timothy Dwight (1869)
"They prove that Miss Preston did her work too rapidly, but they will not prevent her book being read, and deserving to be read, with pleasure. THE conscript ..."

5. Action Front by Ernest Andrew Ewart (1916)
"conscript COURAGE You must know plenty of people—if you yourself are not one of them—who hold out stoutly against any military compulsion or conscription in ..."

6. Southern History of the War: The First Year of the War by Edward Alfred Pollard (1863)
"—The conscript Bill.—Provisions vs. Cotton.—Barbarous "Warfare of the North.—The Anti-slavery Sentiment.—How it was unmasked in the "War. ..."

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