Meaning of CONSCRIPT in English

I. ˈkänˌskript adjective

Etymology: Middle French & Latin; Middle French conscript, conscrit, from Latin conscriptus, past participle of conscribere to write together, enroll, from com- + scribere to write — more at scribe

1. : enrolled into service by compulsion : conscripted, drafted

conscript soldiers

a hospital served by conscript nurses

2. : made up of impressed or drafted persons

conscript armies

a conscript labor camp

II. noun

( -s )

Etymology: translation of French conscrit

: one that has been enrolled into service (as by arbitrary compulsion or by the dictates of law) ; especially : a recruit secured by conscription

III. kənˈskript transitive verb

( -ed/-ing/-s )

Etymology: conscript (II)

: to enroll into service by compulsion

conscript soldiers

a labor battalion conscripted from the ranks of political outcasts

though I could conscript my body I could not conscript my mind — M.R.Cohen

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