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national service

n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) compulsory military service
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
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Noun1.national service - compulsory service in the military during peacetime
service - work done by one person or group that benefits another; "budget separately for goods and services"
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"
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Translations
خِدْمَة وَطَنِيَّه، خِدْمَه عَسْكَرِيَّه
vojenská služba
militærtjeneste
kötelezõ katonai szolgálat
herskylda
askerlik hizmeti

national service

n (Mil) → servizio militare
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

nation

(ˈneiʃən) noun
1. a group of people living in a particular country, forming a single political and economic unit.
2. a large number of people who share the same history, ancestors, culture etc (whether or not they all live in the same country). the Jewish nation.
national (ˈnӕʃənəl) adjective
of or belonging to a particular nation. national government; national pride.
ˈnationally adverb
ˈnationalism (ˈnӕ-) noun
1. a sense of pride in the history, culture, achievements etc of one's nation.
2. the desire to bring the people of one's nation together under their own government.
ˈnationalist (ˈnӕ-) noun
ˌnationaˈlistic adjective
nationality (nӕʃəˈnӕləti) plural natioˈnalities noun
(the state of belonging to) a particular nation. `What nationality are you?' `I'm German'; You can see (people of) many nationalities in London.
ˈnationalize, ˈnationalise (ˈnӕ-) verb
to make (especially an industry) the property of the nation as a whole rather than the property of an individual.
ˌnationaliˈzation, ˌnationaliˈsation noun
national anthem
a nation's official song or hymn.
national service
in some countries, a period of compulsory service in the armed forces.
ˌnation-ˈwide adjective, adverb
(happening etc) throughout the whole nation. a nation-wide broadcast; They travelled nation-wide.
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"They've done their best to ruin Great Britain by crabbing every sort of national service during the last ten years.
I think that no man of our generation has a more noteworthy achievement to his credit than this; and it is an achievement of moral earnestness of the strong character of a man who has done a great national service.
National Service or three more army corps four years ago would have brought us an alliance which would have meant absolute safety for twenty-one years.
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The event was held in partnership with the National Service and Reserve, with 21 different companies taking part and offering 213 open job vacancies in sales, customer service, management, administrative supervision, programming, engineering and other fields.
The objective of the programme was to sensitise service personnel on work ethics and the importance of doing national service.
However, NYSC spokesperson, Adenike Adeyemi, reacting to Shittu's claim, said that an elective office did not suffice for the obligatory national service is incorrect.
Army veteran joined DAV's professional staff in 1988 as a national service officer apprentice in Cleveland, Ohio.
Addressing a meeting on the civil service structures Sunday, President Al-Bashir has praised the move of the National Service for technology and computerization.
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National Service graduates were given the opportunity to apply for a scholarship, and work towards delivering safe, clean, efficient and reliable electricity through nuclear energy to the UAE.

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