conscript (v.) Look up conscript at Dictionary.com
1813, American English, from conscript (n.). A word from the militia drafts in the War of 1812. Popularized (or unpopularized) during U.S. Civil War, when both sides resorted to it in 1862. Related: Conscripted; conscripting.
conscript (n.) Look up conscript at Dictionary.com
1800, perhaps a back-formation (influenced by French adjective conscrit) from conscription.
conscript (adj.) Look up conscript at Dictionary.com
1530s, from Latin conscriptus, past participle of conscribere "to draw up, list," literally "to write together" (see conscription).