Definition of conscription in English:
Compulsory enlistment for state service, typically into the armed forces.
- The prime minister pledged again that his government would not implement conscription for overseas service.
- Faced with the insatiable demands of total war, conscription was introduced in 1916.
- Modern warfare required universal short-time conscription, followed by service in a reserve.
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