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Military Service

A branch of the Armed Forces of the United States, established by act of Congress, in which persons are appointed, enlisted, or inducted for military service, and which operates and is administered within a military or executive department. The Military Services are: the United States Army, the United States Navy, the United States Air Force, the United States Marine Corps, and the United States Coast Guard.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Military Service - a force that is a branch of the armed forcesmilitary service - a force that is a branch of the armed forces
army, ground forces, regular army - a permanent organization of the military land forces of a nation or state
naval forces, navy - an organization of military vessels belonging to a country and available for sea warfare
coastguard - a military service responsible for the safety of maritime traffic in coastal waters
Marines - members of a body of troops trained to serve on land or at sea
air force, airforce - the airborne branch of a country's armed forces
military force, military group, military unit, force - a unit that is part of some military service; "he sent Caesar a force of six thousand men"
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
personnel, force - group of people willing to obey orders; "a public force is necessary to give security to the rights of citizens"
2.Military Service - land tenure by service in the lord's armymilitary service - land tenure by service in the lord's army
service - (law) the acts performed by an English feudal tenant for the benefit of his lord which formed the consideration for the property granted to him
Translations
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military service

nservizio militare
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In such a position as I hold in the military service one needs to be of good family and possess an education much above the common to be worthy of the place.
Ah yes, my dear," said the count, addressing the visitor and pointing to Nicholas, "his friend Boris has become an officer, and so for friendship's sake he is leaving the university and me, his old father, and entering the military service, my dear.
Heinrich Joerg had left the Fatherland a good many years before with the prudent purpose of escaping military service.
He doesn't shoot, nor does he ever ride except when he is on military service.
This you can most easily do through military service, as we are a warlike people on Barsoom," explained one of them, "and save our richest favors for the fighting man.
For the rest, sirs, I hope none here will deny my right to confer the fiefs of the crown upon the faithful followers who are around me, and ready to perform the usual military service, in the room of those who have wandered to foreign Countries, and can neither render homage nor service when called upon.
The only blemish was that this retired Adonis had nothing manly about him; he seemed to be employing this toilet varnish to hide the ruins occasioned by the military service of gallantry only.
The counsel pleased the king, and he sent one of his courtiers to the little tailor to offer him military service when he awoke.
In the autumn of the year, that succeeded the season, in which the preceding events occurred, the young man, still in the military service, found himself on the waters of the Missouri, at a point not far remote from the Pawnee towns.
I was born in Corsica," he replied; "but I was brought, while very young, to Genoa, and as soon as I was old enough for military service I enlisted.
He muttered unobtrusively somewhere deep down in his throat something about having done his military service in the French artillery.
Donne, born in 1573, possessed one of the keenest and most powerful intellects of the time, but his early manhood was largely wasted in dissipation, though he studied theology and law and seems to have seen military service.

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