impress (n.) Old form(s): Impresse
conscription, enforced service
AC III.vii.36[Enobarbus to Antony] Your mariners are muleters, reapers, people / Engrossed by swift impress
Ham I.i.75[Marcellus to Horatio and Barnardo, of activities in Denmark] Why such impress of shipwrights
TC II.i.97[Achilles to Thersites] Ajax was here the voluntary, and you as under an impress [also: marked by blows]
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