community service

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

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noun [noncount]
: work that is done without pay to help people in a community
◇ People do community service because they want to or because a court of law has ordered them to do it as a form of punishment for a crime.

She was sentenced to 100 hours of community service.

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comˌmunity ˈservice f460 [community service] noun uncountable
work helping people in the local community that sb does without being paid, either because they want to, or because they have been ordered to by a court as a punishment

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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