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active service Line breaks: ac¦tive ser|vice

Definition of active service in English:


[mass noun]
Direct participation in military operations as a member of the armed forces: an airman on active service her son saw active service in the Gulf War
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  • The tax exclusion applies only to compensation for active service in the Armed Forces.
  • The son of an Anzac sniper, he joined the infantry in 1945 but was too young to see active service in World War II.
  • In 40 years of active service he saw the Army at its worst and at its best.
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