Draft Definition and Legal Meaning

On this page, you'll find the legal definition and meaning of Draft, written in plain English, along with examples of how it is used.

What is Draft?

1\) n. A bill of exchange or check which directs one party to take money from the drafter’s bank account and pay it to another entity or person. 2) v. To sign and prepare a check or bill of exchange. 3) n. A document which is not final and set for discussion, rewriting and/or editing. For example: a blood, a proposal, or a legislative bill. 4) n. Unavoidable enrollment into military service by lottery of non-volunteers. This existed during World War I under the Selective Service System as World War II threatened to involve the United States. from 1940 until 1973. All men have been required to register at 18 since 1980, but there have not been any drafts or call-ups.