En*roll" (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Enrolled (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Enrolling.] [Pref. en- + roll: cf. F. enroler; pref. en- (L. in) + role roll or register. See Roll, n.] [Written also enrol.]

1.

To insert in a roil; to register or enter in a list or catalogue or on rolls of court; hence, to record; to insert in records; to leave in writing; as, to enroll men for service; to enroll a decree or a law; also, reflexively, to enlist.

An unwritten law of common right, so engraven in the hearts of our ancestors, and by them so constantly enjoyed and claimed, as that it needed not enrolling. Milton.

All the citizen capable of bearing arms enrolled themselves. Prescott.

2.

To envelop; to inwrap; to involve.

[Obs.]

Spenser.

 

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