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English definition of “draft”

draft

noun (MILITARY)    /drɑːft/ US  /dræft/
the draft [S] mainly US (UK conscription) the system of ordering people by law to join the armed forces : He avoided the draft because of a foot injury .Joining or leaving the army
(Definition of draft noun (MILITARY) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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