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conscript in Military topic

conscriptcon‧script2 /ˈkɒnskrɪpt $ ˈkɑːn-/ noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 PMsomeone who has been made to join the army, navy etc syn draftee American English 🔊 a young army conscript
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conscriptI have an introduction to L, an army conscript.A nationwide census, carried out every three years, was used to draft conscripts.Some have conscript armies, others do not.She could do without large conscript armies to defend land frontiers and needed long-service troops who could be employed overseas for long periods.Many conscripts - they make up 65 percent of the armed forces - receive only the most basic training.The average number of conscripts in training has fallen from 80,000 to about 15,000.Professional and motivated as officers and commanders of the national armed forces might be, what of conscripts?The army had to put down, with much bloodshed, bread riots in 1977 and protests by police conscripts in 1985.