- a punitive sentence that requires a convicted person to perform unpaid work for the community in lieu of imprisonment.
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Examples from the Web for community service
Both of these are community-service programs that are located all around the world.College Can Wait…And Wait
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- voluntary work, intended to be for the common good, usually done as part of an organized scheme
- See community-service order
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