conscript conscript  /ˈkɑn ˌskrɪpt/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) someone who is drafted into military service
  2. (v) enroll into service compulsorily

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Usage(s):

  1. There are moments in Hellboy 2: The Golden Army capable of delighting even the most jaded, comic-book-weary summer-blockbuster conscript.
  2. Just months after it was embarrassed by the defection of a Russian conscript soldier to Georgia, Russia brandished its own military defector, a Georgian officer.
  3. During the early 1960s, when French authorities required Algerians to have identity cards, a conscript in the French Army, Marc Garanger, was ordered to shoot their portraits.

News

  • Norway becomes first NATO country to draft women into military

    OSLO (Reuters) - Norway's parliament voted overwhelmingly on Friday to conscript women into its armed forces, becoming the first European and first NATO country to make military service compulsory for both genders. "Rights and duties should be the same for all," said Labor lawmaker Laila Gustavsen, a supporter of the bill. "The armed forces need access to the best resources, regardless of gender ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  1. "Most of them were interested in my military service," said the fighter who announced his retirement last week. "I served in 1993-1994 as a conscript, but I was not involved in combat activities."
    on Jun 16, 2010 By: Mirko Cro Cop Source: JOE

  2. Even George Will complained that the conservative movement "will rapidly disintegrate" if the religious right tries to "conscript the government into sectarian crusades."
    on Dec 2, 2005 By: George Will Source: TheRealityCheck.Org

  3. Of Dwight Eisenhower, Buffett said, "He is supported by New Dealers of every shade and hue. He is the candidate of those who would have American boys die as conscript cannon fodder thousands of miles across the oceans."
    on Dec 16, 2009 By: Buffett Source: The Star-Ledger - NJ.com (blog)

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