Definition of Levy en masse
1. Noun. The act of drafting into military service.
Generic synonyms: Conscription, Draft, Muster, Selective Service
Derivative terms: Levy
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Literary usage of Levy en masse
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1. The Constitutions and Other Select Documents Illustrative of the History of by Frank Maloy Anderson (1904)
"DECREE FOR levy en masse ^3 Of the Relations of the French Republic with Foreign Nations. 118. ... Decree for the Levy en Masse. August 23, 1793. ..."
2. The History of the French Revolution by Adolphe Thiers, Frederic Shoberl (1866)
"This German method of laying upon each country a tax in men, like money, was moreover in contradiction with the principle of the levy en masse. ..."
3. The Principles of International Law by Thomas Joseph Lawrence (1905)
"A good example is to be found in the French levy en masse of 1793, ... Another kind of levy en masse may take place in countries where the entire male ..."
4. The Annual Register, Or, A View of the History, Politics, and Literature for by Edmund Burke (1836)
"... levy en masse ordered— Meeting of the Cortes—Volt of Confidence in the Government—New Electoral Ian—Military Events—An Auxiliary Force from Portugal ..."
5. The History of the Restoration of Monarchy in France by Alphonse de Lamartine, Rafter (1872)
"... upon Troyes and Dijon—Battle of Areis-sur- Aube—The Emperor's new plan of campaign—Decree for a levy en masse—Apathy of France—March of Napoleon towards ..."
6. History of the French Revolution from 1789 to 1814 by Mignet (François-Auguste-Marie-Alexis) (1885)
"... and immediately suspend it to maintain and strengthen the revolutionary government—levy en masse; law against suspected persons—Victories of the ..."