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Definition of Conscription


  1. An enrolling or registering.
  2. A compulsory enrollment of men for military or naval service; a draft.
  3. Belonging to, or of the nature of, a conspiration.

Conscription Quotations

Conscription if necessary, but not necessarily conscription.
William Lyon Mackenzie King

I am an opponent of war and of war preparations and an opponent of universal military training and conscription; but entirely apart from that issue, I hold that segregation in any part of the body politic is an act of slavery and an act of war.
Bayard Rustin

Justifying conscription to promote the cause of liberty is one of the most bizarre notions ever conceived by man! Forced servitude, with the risk of death and serious injury as a price to live free, makes no sense.
Ron Paul

Government acquisition of food supplies in time of war is no less important than conscription. Equity is the fundamental principle applicable to both these essential phases of war administration.
Chiang Kai-shek

All these fifty-year-old guys wearing baseball caps and shorts and acting like children. It winds me up. Men don't have to take responsibility anymore. Most of the guys I know would punch me on the nose for saying this, but maybe we do have to bring back conscription.
Chrissie Hynde
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Conscription Translations

conscription in German is Aushebung {f}
conscription in Spanish is alistamiento
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