conscription

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French conscription, from Latin cōnscriptiō (levying of troops).

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  • IPA(key): /kənˈskɹɪpʃən/

Noun[edit]

conscription (countable and uncountable, plural conscriptions)

  1. Involuntary labor, especially military service, demanded by some established authority.
    Synonym: draft
  2. An enrolling or registering.
    • 1679-1715, Gilbert Burnet, History of the Reformation
      conscription of men of war

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Morphologically, a borrowing from Latin cōnscrīptiō; however, semantically derived from conscrit.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kɔ̃s.kʁip.sjɔ̃/
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Noun[edit]

French Wikipedia has an article on:
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conscription f (plural conscriptions)

  1. conscription

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