conscript

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin cōnscriptus, perfect passive participle of cōnscrībō (write together; enroll).

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  • (noun, adjective)
    • (RP): enPR: kŏn'skrĭpt, IPA(key): /ˈkɒnskrɪpt/
    • (US): enPR: kän'skrĭpt, IPA(key): /ˈkɑnskrɪpt/
    • (file)
  • (verb) enPR: kən'skrĭpt, IPA(key): /kənˈskrɪpt/

Noun[edit]

conscript (plural conscripts)

  1. One who is compulsorily enrolled, often into a military service; a draftee.
    The soldier was a conscript.

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Adjective[edit]

conscript (not comparable)

  1. Drafted.
  2. Enrolled; written; registered.

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Verb[edit]

conscript (third-person singular simple present conscripts, present participle conscripting, simple past and past participle conscripted)

  1. (transitive) To enrol(l) compulsorily; to draft; to induct.

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