Last modified on 7 August 2012, at 13:41
From impress + -ment.
impressment (plural impressments)
- The act of seizing for public use; impressing into public service.
- 1988, James McPherson, Battle Cry of Freedom, Oxford 2004, p. 833:
- A month later the governors of six more states, meeting in conference, enigmatically urged the impressment of slaves for “the public service as may be required.”