If you’re ever drafted into the Turkish army, then you could be called a conscript, someone who is forced to join the military.

At the root of conscript is the Latin word conscriptus, meaning “enroll.” Conscript does involve enrollment — but it’s a forced enrollment, used to describe someone who has been forced to join the military, such as someone who has been drafted. As a verb, conscript means "force to join," like a military that conscripts new soldiers. In contrast, those who choose to join are recruited; when they enter the service, they enlist.

Definitions of conscript

v enroll into service compulsorily

“The men were conscripted
Type of:
join the military

n someone who is drafted into military service

draftee, inductee
military volunteer, voluntary, volunteer
(military) a person who freely enlists for service
Type of:
man, military man, military personnel, serviceman
someone who serves in the armed forces; a member of a military force

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