community service

noun Law.

a punitive sentence that requires a convicted person to perform unpaid work for the community in lieu of imprisonment. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for community service

relief, welfare, casework

Examples from the Web for community service

Contemporary Examples of community service

  • Both of these are community-service programs that are located all around the world.

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British Dictionary definitions for community service

community service


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