Meaning of impressment in English:


Pronunciation /ɪmˈprɛsm(ə)nt/



See impress

‘The Army's position is akin to the old British practice of impressment of sailors which was based on the premise that ‘once a British subject always a British subject.’’
  • ‘The Confederate policies of impressments sometimes helped manufacturers convince Federal authorities that their production for the Confederate government had been based upon compulsion.’
  • ‘Beattie focuses on the policies of military impressment, recruitment and drafting, as well as the conflicts over discipline, resistance, morale and honor which characterized popular reactions to military obligations.’
  • ‘Unable to buy supplies, military commanders resorted to impressment of food and animals, undermining civilian morale and burdening farmers nearest the troops.’
  • ‘The last conflict between Britain and the USA began when the British blockade of Napoleonic Europe and naval impressment of American sailors inflamed relations.’