Talk:soldier

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Regarding the verb sense, "to restrict labour productivity", our entry says "originally from the way that conscripts may approach following orders". However, according to Christensen's Knowledge Management: Perspectives and Pitfalls, "the term "soldiering" originated from the transportation of soldiers by sea - soldiers were considered privileged passengers as they, unlike the seamen, had no duties". Which is the correct origin? Equinox 11:58, 3 July 2013 (UTC)