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(v) to force into military service. A person who has been thus conscribed is called a conscript and the act is caled conscription. Origin: L con- + scribere, to write => 'to write down the name on army rolls' The captured terrorist told the intelligence officials that the jehadi organizations forcibly conscript people into their armies, and that he too hadn't taken up arms by his own volition. In the 2000s, Russia began to transfer the core of its army from the draft to a volunteer professional force. Russia's armed forces have about 1.1 million personnel, out of whom 500,000 are officers who sign contracts to serve. The remaining 600,000 are conscript soldiers and non-commissioned officers and are gradually being replaced by volunteers. "Conscription is too high a price to pay to save a nation. Conscription is slavery, and I don't think that any people or nation has a right to save itself at the price of slavery for anyone, no matter what name it is called. The United States has had the draft for decades now; I think this is shameful. If a country can't save itself through the volunteer service of its own free people, then I say: Let the damned thing go down the drain!" Robert A. Heinlein