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Definition of "community service" [community service]

  • Services volunteered by individuals or an organization to benefit a community or its institutions. (noun)
  • Similar work performed by law offenders to serve a sentence in lieu of or in addition to jail time. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "community service" in a sentence
  • "Mr. Clemente had a distinguished record of community service work."
  • "Anyway, Laura was going to the college, but she was also doing some community service helping out families who were having difficulties, and somehow she got acquainted with Mabel Baggett."
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