community service


noun Law.

a punitive sentence that requires a convicted person to perform unpaid work for the community in lieu of imprisonment.

Nearby words

  1. community property,
  2. community psychiatry,
  3. community psychology,
  4. community relations,
  5. community school,
  6. community services administration,
  7. community singing,
  8. community support officer,
  9. community-service order,
  10. community-supported agriculture

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community service

noun

voluntary work, intended to be for the common good, usually done as part of an organized scheme
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