Section Eight

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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 Eight, that courts martial, for the trial of officers or men of the militia, shall be composed of militia officers only.'
The minister said the extent to which such protection was guaranteed was provided under section eight and nine of the constitution in addition to the protection offered in other subsidiary instruments like the Revised Children's Act which broadly provided for a range of children's rights.
Section eight is very clear and nobody says it must be APC.
Section Eight, Article One, enumerates the legislative powers of the Congress.
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To avoid complications, I had to be taken out of her womb through Caesarean section eight weeks earlier than the due date.
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"The law said that animal movement documents or transport permits will be issued by the authority if any person wants to transport animals from one province to another."The authority will maintain date of departure and other records with the signature of the animal keeper," reads Section eight of the law.
As per the section eight of the National Accountability Ordinance (NAO) 1999 that three types of retired officers can be selected as NAB chairman unless he is retired CJ of Supreme court or judge of SC or the chief justice of high court, retired officer of the armed forces or as a retired federal government officer in grade 22 or equivalent

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