from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One compulsorily enrolled for service, especially in the armed forces; a draftee.
  • adj. Enrolled compulsorily; drafted.
  • transitive v. To enroll compulsorily into service; draft.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. One who is compulsorily enrolled, often into a military service; a draftee.
  • adj. Drafted.
  • v. To enrol(l) compulsorily; to draft; to induct.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Enrolled; written; registered.
  • n. One taken by lot, or compulsorily enrolled, to serve as a soldier or sailor.
  • transitive v. To enroll, by compulsion, for military service.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To enroll compulsorily for military or naval service; force into service; draft.
  • Registered; enrolled.
  • n. One who is compulsorily enrolled for military or naval service.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. someone who is drafted into military service
  • v. enroll into service compulsorily


Latin cōnscriptus, past participle of cōnscrībere, to enroll : com-, com- + scrībere, to write; see skrībh- in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin cōnscriptus, perfect passive participle of cōnscrībō ("write together; enroll"). (Wiktionary)



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