Definition of 'conscription'
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Military conscription was introduced for home service only. Nemesis: The Battle for Japan, 194445 (2007)Governments also gained new contact with citizens through the practice of universal military conscription. World History: Patterns of Change and Continuity (1995)The delirious aspect of these imaginings is caused by the fasting he undergoes in the hope of avoiding conscription. The Times Literary Supplement (2011)The dole queue is growing, so bring back conscription. The Sun (2009)The Ukraine government has reintroduced military conscription to try to quell protests. The Sun (2014)A large number of volunteers had escaped conscription because they were unfit or in reserved occupations. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The conscription law expires in August. Times, Sunday Times (2012)A significant number of migrants to Europe are young men trying to avoid conscription. Times, Sunday Times (2015)About 90 per cent of young men avoid conscription, mainly out of fear of brutal bullying. Times, Sunday Times (2008)By the end of 1915 the Government had little choice but to introduce conscription. The Sun (2014)
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Translations for 'conscription'
British English: conscription NOUN
Conscription is officially making people in a particular country join the armed forces.
All adult males will be liable for conscription.
- American English: conscription
- Brazilian Portuguese: serviço militar obrigatório
- Chinese: 征召入伍
- European Spanish: servicio militar (obligatorio)
- French: conscription
- German: Wehrpflicht
- Italian: coscrizione
- Japanese: 徴兵
- Korean: 징집
- European Portuguese: serviço militar obrigatório
- Spanish: servicio militar(obligatorio)
Definition of conscription from the Collins English Dictionary
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