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conscription

con·scrip·tion

conscription

 
 
pronunciation:
kn skrIp shn
features:
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part of speech: noun
definition: compulsory enrollment in military service.
Because of the insufficient number of volunteers, the government instituted conscription.
similar words:
levy
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derivations: conscriptional (adj.), conscriptionist (n.)
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