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Definition of "conscript" [con•script]

  • One compulsorily enrolled for service, especially in the armed forces; a draftee. (noun)
  • Enrolled compulsorily; drafted. (adjective)
  • To enroll compulsorily into service; draft. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "conscript" in a sentence
  • "Posner contends, “Conscription could be described as a form of slavery, in the sense that a conscript is a person deprived of the ownership of his own labor.”"
  • "The best tactic for a new conscript is to challenge the old soldiers the first time they attack."
  • "In some countries, to be called a conscript or drafted man was considered a stigma, but not so in the South."