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