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community service

n.
1. Services volunteered by individuals or an organization to benefit a community or its institutions.
2. Similar work performed by law offenders to serve a sentence in lieu of or in addition to jail time.

community service

n
1. (Social Welfare) voluntary work, intended to be for the common good, usually done as part of an organized scheme

commu′nity serv′ice


n.
a punitive sentence requiring a convicted person to perform unpaid work for the community in lieu of imprisonment.
[1975–80]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.community service - a service that is performed for the benefit of the public or its institutionscommunity service - a service that is performed for the benefit of the public or its institutions
service - an act of help or assistance; "he did them a service"
2.community service - an unpaid service for the benefit of the public that is performed by lawbreakers as part (or all) of their sentence
service - an act of help or assistance; "he did them a service"
Translations

community service

n (Brit) → servizio civile (volontario o in sostituzione della pena per reati minori)
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"Kerry Touts $3.2 Billion Community-Service Plan." Fort Wayne News Sentinel 19 May 2003.
is not just a dance company, but a community-service organization," says Kerri.

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