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A branch of the Armed Forces of the United States, established by act of Congress, in which persons are appointed, enlisted, or inducted for military service, and which operates and is administered within a military or executive department. The Military Services are: the United States Army, the United States Navy, the United States Air Force, the United States Marine Corps, and the United States Coast Guard.
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|Noun||1.||military service - a force that is a branch of the armed forces|
army, ground forces, regular army - a permanent organization of the military land forces of a nation or state
naval forces, navy - an organization of military vessels belonging to a country and available for sea warfare
coastguard - a military service responsible for the safety of maritime traffic in coastal waters
Marines - members of a body of troops trained to serve on land or at sea
military force, military group, military unit, force - a unit that is part of some military service; "he sent Caesar a force of six thousand men"
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"
|2.||military service - land tenure by service in the lord's army|
service - (law) the acts performed by an English feudal tenant for the benefit of his lord which formed the consideration for the property granted to him