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Recruitment   /rəkrˈutmənt/  /rɪkrˈutmənt/  /rikrˈutmənt/   Listen

The act of getting recruits; enlisting people for the army (or for a job or a cause etc.).  Synonym: enlisting.

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"Recruitment" Quotes from Famous Books

... Vast rural masses are set in motion at the same time, on all sides and owing to the same causes: the approach of war and the coming of Easter.—In Cantal, at the assembly of the canton held at Aurillac for the recruitment of the army,[3366] the commander of a village National Guard demands vengeance "against those who are not patriots," and the report is spread that an order has come from Paris to destroy the chateaux. Moreover, the insurgents allege that the priests, through their refusal to ...
— The Origins of Contemporary France, Volume 2 (of 6) - The French Revolution, Volume 1 (of 3) • Hippolyte A. Taine

... reduce the enemy's numbers. One result of this was that wars became much more sanguinary; another was that men in other countries were induced to immigrate and settle as peasants, so that the taxes they paid should provide the means for further recruitment of soldiers. In the state of Ch'in, especially, the practice soon started of using the whole of the peasantry simultaneously as a rough soldiery. Hence that state was particularly anxious to ...
— A history of China., [3d ed. rev. and enl.] • Wolfram Eberhard

Words linked to "Recruitment" :   achievement, accomplishment, recruit

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