Definition of Conscription

1. Noun. Compulsory military service.

Exact synonyms: Draft, Muster, Selective Service
Generic synonyms: Militarisation, Militarization, Mobilisation, Mobilization
Specialized synonyms: Levy, Levy En Masse
Category relationships: Armed Forces, Armed Services, Military, Military Machine, War Machine
Derivative terms: Conscript, Draft, Muster



Definition of Conscription

1. n. An enrolling or registering.

2. a. Belonging to, or of the nature of, a conspiration.

Definition of Conscription

1. Noun. involuntary labor, especially military service, demanded by some established authority ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Conscription

1. [n -S]

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Literary usage of Conscription

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1. Selected Articles on National Defense by Julia Emily Johnsen (1920)
"conscription IS UNDEMOCRATIC' For the purpose of making their hateful scheme more acceptable to the masses, the militarists have brought forth the claim ..."

2. Cambodia at War by Dinah PoKempner, Human Rights Watch/Asia, Arms Project (Human Rights Watch) (1995)
"FORCED conscription conscription by the government military is not in ... These two provisions require that the practice of military conscription must be ..."

3. Life and Times of Stein, Or, Germany and Prussia in the Napoleonic Age by John Robert Seeley (1878)
"The greater part of it was raised by conscription; but from this ... The Government therefore had no choice but between universal or partial conscription. ..."

4. Old Time Notes of Pennsylvania: A Connected and Chronological Record of the by Alexander Kelly McClure (1905)
"THE GREAT conscription BATTLE. The Complete Story of the Efforts Made to Declare the National conscription Act Unconstitutional by a State ..."

5. Japan by the Japanese: A Survey by Its Highest Authorities by Alfred Stead (1904)
"IN 1871 the system of conscription may be said to have first been introduced into Japan. Anterior to that date the organization of the Imperial army had ..."

6. The Cambridge Modern History by Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero (1907)
"conscription. [isoo-u "I can use up 25000 men a month," said Napoleon one day. ... The conscription was regulated by the law of 1798, which underwent no ..."

7. Two Thousand Questions and Answers about the War: A Catechism of the Methods by The Review of reviews (1918)
"Q.—Is German conscription universal? A.—By law, every able-bodied man is liable for military service in. Germany. In practice, however, as there are in ..."

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