English version

community service

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Welfare
community servicecomˌmunity ˈservice noun [uncountable] 🔊 🔊 PEWwork that is not paid that someone does to help other people, sometimes as punishment for a crime
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community serviceEach was ordered to do 120 hours' community service and pay £850 costs.After appointments in community service, she had joined the Navy.Better yet, two-thirds wish that their high schools would make community service a requirement for graduation.The study did not seem to lend itself to a description of community service profiles.Milken already has completed the 3,000 hours of community service required under his probation terms, Reese said.He was banned from driving for 6 months and ordered to do 200 hours of community service.Like the House measure, the Senate bill requires public housing residents to contribute eight hours of community service a month.
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