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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 im·press·ment /ɪmˈprɛsmənt/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Im·press·ment n. The act of seizing for public use, or of impressing into public service; compulsion to serve; as, the impressment of provisions or of sailors.
    The great scandal of our naval service -- impressment -- died a protracted death.   --J. H. Burton.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : the act of coercing someone into government service [syn: impress]