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1.

A law that forces all men (and sometimes women) to join the armed forces if and when they are needed.

The government passed conscription because they're at war.
by Jafje May 10, 2007
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2.
Is a word meaning basically being forced to sign up to the army.

back in World War 2 there were thousands of people some criminals, some average Joes made to join a war for the fight for the freedom of Europe and the European Jewish communities.
conscription isn't a real word.
by ProZaCkiD March 15, 2011
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3.
The act of bringing about military enrollment in a (usually) compulsory manner.
The medieval lord instituted universal conscription during times of war.
by Nicolai April 03, 2004
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