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Webster 1913 Edition


Conscript

Con′script

,
Adj.
[L.
conscriptus
, p. p. of
conscribere
to write together, to enroll;
con-
+
scribere
to write. See
Scribe
.]
Enrolled; written; registered.
Conscript fathers
(Rom. Antiq.)
,
the senators of ancient Rome. When certain new senators were first enrolled with the “fathers” the body was called Patres et Conscripti; afterward all were called Patres conscripti.

Con′script

,
Noun.
One taken by lot, or compulsorily enrolled, to serve as a soldier or sailor.

Con-script′

,
Verb.
T.
To enroll, by compulsion, for military service.

Webster 1828 Edition


Conscript

CONSCRIPT

,
Adj.
[L., to enroll; to write.] Written; enrolled; as conscript fathers, the senators of Rome, so called because their names were written in the register of the senate.

CONSCRIPT

,
Noun.
[L.] An enrolled soldier; a word used in France.

Definition 2022


conscript

conscript

English

Noun

conscript (plural conscripts)

  1. One who is compulsorily enrolled, often into a military service; a draftee.
    The soldier was a conscript.

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Adjective

conscript (not comparable)

  1. Drafted.
  2. Enrolled; written; registered.

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Verb

conscript (third-person singular simple present conscripts, present participle conscripting, simple past and past participle conscripted)

  1. (transitive) To enrol(l) compulsorily; to draft; to induct.

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