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.]

sec′tion eight′

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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Crossland was clearly riding well, looking untroubled almost all day, with only Section Eight nearly proving to be his undoing with a last-lap fail, when he lost the front wheel on one of the icy turns.
Abordo said that this alone is not the only basis for the VAT zero-rating of the Peza's local suppliers, pointing to section eight of the Peza law which said ecozones should be operated and managed as separate customs territory.
The authority will maintain date of departure and other records with the signature of the animal keeper," reads Section eight of the law.
parsons~ industrial addition to dixon, the same being a part of the west half (w 1/2) of the southwest quarter (sw 1/4) of section five (5) and of the northwest quarter (nw 1/4) of section eight (8), in township twenty-one (21) north, range nine (9) east of the fourth principal meridian, in lee county.
Constitution signing to remind Congress that Article One, Section Eight, makes support for transportation infrastructure investment a core federal government responsibility.
Kendrew lost his chance of the win on the double rock step of section eight, failing first lap and then one more on his second visit.
Section six narrates the details of how the federation state was established; section seven is devoted to the constitution of the UAE, and section eight sheds light on the achievements made since the formation of the Union," said Mattar Al Tayer, Chairman of the Board and Executive Director of RTA.
Housing/community services transition plan, fair housing conference, section eight, projects.
Once a problem does arise and to prevent an escalation of events, either a form 20 (Breach Of Agreement - by tenant) or a Section Eight Notice Seeking Possession has to be issued without delay.
The building, at 235 Central Park North, is part of a Department of Housing and Urban Development section eight affordable housing program.
Finally, section eight on traditional genres of song, presents a study about songs from the Iberian peninsula according to their popularity and in relation to their use cycles in profane life or on the religious calendar.

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