Definition of community service in English:

community service

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[mass noun]
  • 1Voluntary work intended to help people in a particular area: opportunities to engage in community service [as modifier]: she received a community service award
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    • Dozens of people I know are involved in voluntary community service in one way or another, and seek no reward, nor even expenses.
    • The community service award is for people or organisations who have helped to improve the quality of life for people in this town.
    • Many are people nominated for their work in education, health, local sport and the area of community service.
  • 1.1 English Law Unpaid work, intended to be of social use, that an offender is required to do instead of going to prison: [as modifier]: a community-service order
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    • She was ordered to do community service for 100 hours and to pay £250 costs.
    • Offenders on community service orders should be brought in to assist the clean-up.
    • He's been sentenced to 120 hours of community service and been ordered to pay court costs.

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