conscript

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (noun, adjective)
    • (RP): enPR: kŏn'skrĭpt, IPA(key): /ˈkɒnskɹɪpt/
    • (US): enPR: kän'skrĭpt, IPA(key): /ˈkɑnskɹɪpt/
    • (file)
  • (verb) enPR: kən'skrĭpt, IPA(key): /kənˈskɹɪpt/

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 into a military service or similar.
  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.
    Synonyms: draft, induct
    • 1996 March 15, Mirsky, Jonathan, “Taiwan President visits islanders to bolster morale”, in The Times[1], number 65,528, ISSN 0140-0460, OCLC 502384265, Overseas News, page 15, column 3:
      Other rich families are being accused of sending their sons abroad before they can be conscripted. Every Taiwanese man must spend three years in the army and another 20 in the reserves.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From con- (constructed) +‎ script.

Noun[edit]

conscript (plural conscripts)

  1. A constructed script or writing system, especially for use with a conlang.
    Synonym: neography