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Section Eight 1

n.
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

n.
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.]

sec′tion eight′


n.
1. (often caps.) a military discharge for physical or mental unfitness.
2. a soldier receiving such a discharge.
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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