Compulsory enlistment for state service, typically into the armed forces: conscription was extended to married men
More example sentences
- 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.
Definition of conscription in:
- The US English dictionary