1530s, from Latin conscriptus, past participle of conscribere "to draw up, list," literally "to write together" from com- "with" (see com-) + scribere "to write" (from PIE root *skribh- "to cut").
1800, perhaps a back-formation (influenced by French adjective conscrit) from conscription.
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.
Web design and development by MaoningTech.