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the act of coercing someone into government service

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The volume of seizures and impressments threw American maritime commerce into a state of crisis.
161) The Militia Act of July 17, 1862, changed this by authorizing impressment into military service of the United States those persons drafted from state militias under the Act.
The Evil Necessity: British Naval Impressment in the Eighteenth-Century Atlantic World.
The impressment of bodies for porterage even increased, and a number of English UMCA missionaries came over from Zanzibar to expand the Carrier Corps in 1916; Samwil Menyipembe even participated in this round-up.
In 1812, the United States declared war against Britain for, among other reasons, impressments of American merchant sailors into the Royal Navy.
Written by award winning children's author Donna McDine, "Powder Monkey" is a thumbnail sketch of the impressment experience of 12-year-old Tommy Kitt who was taken by force with his older brother from his parents' farm by a Royal Navy press gang to serve as a powder monkey and ship boy in a battleship at sea.
Yet these modern advancements contrasted with the recruiting needs of the NVA which required harsh impressment tactics to build the necessary manpower to launch the North Vietnamese invasion.
I had come to London primarily to correlate Admiralty records concerning impressment of American seamen with events that my research had turned up in American sources.
The indexing of impressment, Black Hawk War, Whig Party, and Jean Lafitte directs readers to significant sections of text.
In British law, they were still Britons, and, hence, subject to impressment.
The focus of the article is on Chinese military practices related to this campaign, including military leadership and organization, the impressment and treatment of soldiers, and even what appears to be an ingenious method of identifying soldiers by linking each one to a yangren-a soldier who resembled the other and so could be used for purposes of identification.
anger at impressment of sailors and British trade restrictions as the main causes of the war.
ONE of the most disturbing scenes in the Henriad is Falstaff's unabashedly cynical use of his power of military impressment.
Stagg writes at some length about the impressment of sailors and the restrictions on trade but does not examine in any detail the situation that Britain was in at the time.