Definition of active list in English:

active list

Syllabification: ac·tive list

noun

  • A list of the officers in an armed service who are liable to be called on for duty.
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    • Consequently, the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve was formed to create a pool of aircrewmen who could be brought on to the active list as soon as war seemed imminent.
    • An amorous escapade saw him placed on half pay, but he was restored to the active list to rewrite the cavalry manual, and commanded cavalry brigades at Canterbury and Aldershot.
    • During the same period of time, a total of 88,000 military personnel were taken from the active list,’ Hsia said.

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