conscription conscription  /kən ˈskrɪp ʃən/


  • (n) compulsory military service


  1. Virtually unnoticed in the catalogue of horrors emanating from Sierra Leone's brutal civil war is the forcible conscription of children, some as young as 7 years old.
  2. Take military conscription.
  3. We dont favor military conscription in general.


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  1. "The Bundeswehr is the first democratically legitimized conscription-based army in German history," Jung said.
    on Nov 27, 2008 By: Franz Josef Jung Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "Students were the bulwark of the anti-Vietnam war movement because students were being drafted, full stop," Hayden, a founding member of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) in 1962, told AFP. "Ending forced conscription radically...
    on Nov 15, 2009 By: Tom Hayden Source: AFP

  3. "For many years, I have been visited by Afghan community leaders who advise me to go back to some form of conscription for the Afghan Army," Karzai said in the German city of Munich on February 7. "So the young boys from the Afghan...
    on Feb 9, 2010 By: Hamid Karzai Source: RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

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