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Section Eight 1

1. A US Army discharge based on military assessment of psychological unfitness or character traits deemed undesirable.
2. Slang A soldier given such a discharge or behaving as if deserving such a discharge.

[After Section VIII of World War II US Army Regulation 615-360, which provided for the discharge of those deemed unfit for military service.]

Section Eight 2

A federally funded program in the United States that subsidizes the rent of low-income tenants.

[After Section VIII of the United States Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, which authorized it.]
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sec′tion eight′

1. (often caps.) a military discharge for physical or mental unfitness.
2. a soldier receiving such a discharge.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Section Eight - a soldier who received a Section Eight discharge as unfit for military service
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"
soldier - an enlisted man or woman who serves in an army; "the soldiers stood at attention"
2.Section Eight - a discharge from the US Army based on unfitness or character traits deemed undesirable
dismission, sacking, liberation, firing, dismissal, release, discharge, sack - the termination of someone's employment (leaving them free to depart)
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Section 8. The Congress shall have Power to lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defence and general Welfare of the United States; but all Duties, Imposts and Excises shall be uniform throughout the United States;
Legal Aid staff attorney Goldiner told REW, "My understanding from talking to Section 8 is that the landlord failed to make repairs and as a result, the Section 8 was suspended.
Hilly Gross, a spokesperson for New York City Housing Authority that qualifies Section 8 candidates and the buildings, said Lang had been receiving Section 8, but in January of 1996 was asked to supply income information as required under the Federal rules, but did not respond.
Meanwhile, Section 8 will only pay the owner on the last rental amount and not the new renewal amount.
As a result, TEI recommends that section 8 be modified to provide that taxpayers shall provide notice to the District Director within a reasonable period of time following the discovery of a loss of records.
Under section 8.03(1), the IRS will make the necessary adjustments to taxable income to effect an alternative-timing resolution to an accounting method issue for the years before Exam, Appeals, or a federal court.

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