Definition of conscript noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



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BrE BrE//ˈkɒnskrɪpt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɑːnskrɪpt//
(especially British English) (usually US English draftee) a person who has been conscripted to join the armed forces young army conscripts conscript soldiers/armies compare volunteer
Word Originlate 18th cent. (as a noun): from French conscrit, from Latin conscriptus, past participle of conscribere ‘enrol’. The verb is a back-formation from conscription.
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