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English definition of “conscript”


verb [T]     /kənˈskrɪpt/ (US usually draft)
to force someone by law to serve in one of the armed forces : He was conscripted into the army at the age of 18.Joining or leaving the army conscript     /ˈkɒn.skript/ US  /ˈkɑːn-/ noun [C] (US usually draftee) Over half the army was composed of conscripts. → Compare volunteer nounSoldiers and people who fight in wars conscript     /ˈkɒn.skript/ US  /ˈkɑːn-/ adjective [before noun] a conscript army Joining or leaving the army conscription     /-ˈskrɪp.ʃən/ noun [U] Ever since the war began he's been worried that the government will introduce conscription.Joining or leaving the army
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