conscript


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Conscript \Con"script\, n.
   One taken by lot, or compulsorily enrolled, to serve as a
   soldier or sailor.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Conscript \Con*script"\, v. t.
   To enroll, by compulsion, for military service.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Conscript \Con"script\, a. [L. conscriptus, p. p. of conscribere
   to write together, to enroll; con- + scribere to write. See
   Scribe.]
   Enrolled; written; registered.
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   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.
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