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Draft

An unconventional order in writing-signed by a person, usually the exporter, and addressed to the importer-ordering the importer or the importer's agent to pay, on demand (sight draft) or at a fixed future date (time draft) the amount specified on the face of the draft.

Draft

A document in which a payer agrees to make a payment in a certain amount to a payee from an account held with a third party, usually a bank. A common example is a check. There are two main types of draft: a sight draft must be paid by the third party on demand of the payee, while a time draft may only be paid at a stated time.

draft

A written order by one party for a second party to make payment to a third party. A check is an example of a draft drawn by a depositor (first party) on a financial institution (second party) and payable to an individual or organization (third party). See also overdraft, sight draft, time draft.
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Most of the disenfranchised were immigrants who had traditionally voted Liberal and the newly enfranchised could be expected to vote for conscription to supposedly end the war faster and bring the troops home.
Baladna, a Haifa-based Palestinian advocacy group and signatory of the statement, has also been at the forefront of campaigning against military conscription.
Fathy voiced similar concerns, stating: "Obligatory conscription robs us from our natural rights in freedom of body, choice, movement, expressing opinions and beliefs."
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To provide for a more robust, sustainable, and democratic defense, therefore, we propose the return of universal conscription, not to man the ramparts against a looming enemy wielding a numerically large field army, but to enfranchise the nation as a whole in the protection of its military capabilities, national security, and democracy, and to ensure appropriate and democratic responses to the challenges of increasing technological and geopolitical complexity.
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