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selective service

n.
A system for calling up people for compulsory military service.
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selective service

n
(Military) US (formerly) compulsory military service under which men were conscripted selectively
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selec′tive serv′ice


n.
compulsory military service.
[1919]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Selective Service - an independent federal agency that administers compulsory military service
independent agency - an agency of the United States government that is created by an act of Congress and is independent of the executive departments
2.selective service - compulsory military serviceselective service - compulsory military service    
militarisation, militarization, mobilization, mobilisation - act of assembling and putting into readiness for war or other emergency: "mobilization of the troops"
levy en masse, levy - the act of drafting into 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"
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Translations

selective service

n (US) → Wehrdienst m
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During its 2003 session, the Louisiana state legislature passed a measure "dictating that all males 15 up to 18 seeking a first-time driver's license or [a state-issued] identification card must register with Selective Service," continued the report.
citizens, at least 18 years old, and must have registered with Selective Service, if required.
On a May morning in 1969, across the city from Theo's high school, a group of protesters torched a Selective Service office, then stood outside watching the flames and singing "We Shall Overcome," until police arrived to arrest them.
Selective Service officials have insisted there are no plans to reinstate the draft, and said alternative service director Cassandra Costley stopped by the Brethren Service Center simply because she was in the area.
The Temple was investigated in 1953 for violation of the Selective Service Act of 1948 and sedition.
Perry County, one of the smallest counties in Southern Illinois has contributed 2,082 fighting men to the Armed Forces since the beginning of the war, according to statistics compiled by Walter Forester, clerk of the Selective Service Office of the county ...
As the Pentagon integrates women into every job in the military, the necessary next step is to amend the law to require women to also register with Selective Service, ensuring any future draft will fairly affect all eligible U.S.
Nevertheless, Miller's ruling matters -- and is grounded in common sense -- because federal law still requires men to register with the Selective Service System when they turn 18.
AC Hotels by Marriott is a selective service chain of hotels, located across the globe in Austria, Brazil, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Poland, Spain, Turkey, United Kingdom and North America.
Giangreco provides readers with a rich stream of lesser-known dates, facts, and figures, including with regard to troop movements, Selective Service needs, and medical supplies.
AC Hotels by Marriott is selective service chain of hotels, located across the globe, in Austria, Brazil, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Poland, Spain, Turkey, United Kingdom and North America.

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