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community service

noun

  1. (public service)  a service that is performed for the benefit of the public or its institutions
    Synonyms: public service. Type of: service
  2. (unpaid service, benefit)  an unpaid service for the benefit of the public that is performed by lawbreakers as part (or all) of their sentence
    Type of: service

Definition references

Wikipedia:

Community service

donated service or activity that is performed by someone or a group of people for the benefit of the public or its institutions. Performing community service is not the same as volunteering, since it's not always done voluntarily. It may be done for a ... (44 of 1915 words, 1 image)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Community service

Collins Dictionary:

community service | community-service order [sense-specific]

voluntary work, intended to be for the common good, usually done as part of an organized scheme | See "community-service order" (20 of 476 words, 2 definitions, 9 usage examples)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/community-service

Oxford Dictionary:

community service

voluntary work intended to help people in a particular area | [English Law] : unpaid work, intended to be of social use, that an offender is required ... (26 of 81 words, 2 definitions, 3 usage examples)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/community-service

Macmillan British Dictionary:

community service [uncountable]

work that someone does as a punishment, instead of going to prison | work without payment that someone does to help their local community (23 of 48 words, 2 definitions)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/community-service

Cambridge Dictionary:

community service

work that people do to help other people without payment, and which young criminals whose crime was not serious enough for them to be put in prison ... (27 of 37 words)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/community-service

American Heritage Dictionary:

community service

Services volunteered by individuals or an organization to benefit a community or its institutions. | Similar work performed by law offenders to serve ... (22 of 36 words, 2 definitions)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/community-service

Random House Dictionary:

community service [law]

a punitive sentence that requires a convicted person to perform unpaid work for the community in lieu of imprisonment. (19 of 22 words)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/community-service

Wiktionary:

community service

Service or activity done for the benefit of the community at large, such as cleaning, fundraising, pro bono professional services, etc. (21 of 22 words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/community service

New World Dictionary:

community service

unpaid work which benefits the community; specifically, such work imposed on a convicted person as a sentence (17 of 19 words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/community-service

Encarta Dictionary:

community service

a penalty requiring that an offender convicted of a relatively minor crime do unpaid work that is beneficial to the community as an alternative to ... (25 of 37 words)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861688108​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Macmillan British Dictionary:

community service [uncountable]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "community service"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/community-service

Macmillan American Dictionary:

community service [uncountable]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "community service"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/community-service

Cambridge Dictionary:

community service

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "community service"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "community service"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/community-service

Google Dictionary:

community service

Audio: English pronunciation of "community service"

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YourDictionary Audio:

community service

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "community service" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/community-service

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