Definition of active service in English:

active service

Syllabification: ac·tive serv·ice

noun

  • Direct participation in warfare as a member of the armed forces.
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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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