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Meaning of conscription

con•scrip•tion

Pronunciation: (kun-skrip'shun), [key]
— n.
  1. compulsory enrollment of persons for military or naval service; draft.
  2. a compulsory contribution of money to a government during a time of war.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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