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Meaning of CONSCRIPT

Pronunciation:  [n]'kunskript, [v]kun'skript, kun'skript

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  someone who is drafted into military service
  2. [v]  enroll into service compulsorily; "The men were conscripted"

CONSCRIPT is a 9 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: draftee, inductee
 Antonyms: military volunteer, voluntary, volunteer
 See Also: enlist, man, military man, military personnel, serviceman



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Con"script\, a. [L. conscriptus, p. p. of conscribere
    to write together, to enroll; con- + scribere to write. See
    Enrolled; written; registered.
    {Conscript fathers} (Rom. Antiq.), the senators of ancient
       Rome. When certain new senators were first enrolled with
       the ``fathers'' the body was called Patres et Conscripti;
       afterward all were called Patres conscripti.
  2. \Con"script\, n.
    One taken by lot, or compulsorily enrolled, to serve as a
    soldier or sailor.
  3. \Con*script"\, v. t.
    To enroll, by compulsion, for military service.
Thesaurus Terms
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