Definition of 'conscript'
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The government conscripts had no fight left in them and they were sitting ducks. THE ZANZIBAR CHEST: A Memoir of Love and War (2003)More than half of these were conscripts performing national service. Times, Sunday Times (2014)We are talking here of young conscripts. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Leadership of an army conscripted through the draft called for junior officers of the highest quality. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Some were military conscripts, others military school students. Times, Sunday Times (2016)In Libya all men are conscripted for military service after school. Times, Sunday Times (2011)He was told that he would be conscripted in the army, fighting against his own people. Times, Sunday Times (2015)But he is conscripted into the army and sent to fight in France. The Sun (2008)The demonstrators were mostly schoolchildren given the day off, army conscripts and public employees encouraged to go on the march in their working hours. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Not until November 1944 were conscripts sent to fight overseas. The Collins History of the World in the 20th Century (1994)Many farmers were conscripted into service, while others went into hiding, so food became scarce. Christianity Today (2000)Many of the poor Argentinians who came were young conscripts and didn't want to be here. The Sun (2012)
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Translations for 'conscript'
British English: conscript NOUN
A conscript is a person who has been made to join the armed forces of a country.
Most of the soldiers are reluctant conscripts.
British English: conscript VERB
If someone is conscripted, they are officially made to join the armed forces of a country.
He was conscripted into the army.
Definition of conscript from the Collins English Dictionary
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