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Meaning of IMPRESSMENT

Pronunciation:  im'presmunt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  the act of coercing someone into government service
 

IMPRESSMENT is a 11 letter word that starts with I.

 

 Synonyms: impress
 
 See Also: seizure

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Im*press"ment\, n.
The act of seizing for public use, or of impressing into
public service; compulsion to serve; as, the impressment of
provisions or of sailors.

      The great scandal of our naval service -- impressment
      -- died a protracted death.              --J. H.
                                               Burton.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: abduction, angary, annexation, annexure, attachment, call, call-up, collectivization, commandeering, communalization, communization, compulsory military service, confiscation, conscription, crimping, distraint, distress, draft, draft call, drafting, eminent domain, enlistment, enrollment, execution, expropriation, garnishment, impoundment, induction, kidnapping, levy, mobilization, muster, nationalization, press, recruiting, recruitment, right of angary, selective service, sequestration, shanghaiing, socialization, summons
 

 

 

 

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