being obligated or required to make an appearance, regardless of what one desires to do.
Some people consider having to report for jury duty a form of conscription.

Having to visit my parents during the holidays feels like conscription. All their turmoil makes me wish I could just stay home.
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The act of bringing about military enrollment in a (usually) compulsory manner.
The medieval lord instituted universal conscription during times of war.
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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.
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People practically forced into a war with little money or hope of returning. The expendable n00bs of the armies.
The poorly paid conscripts were forced to rush the enemy, while the guns lined up to take shot.
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