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  1. national service(noun)

    compulsory service in the military during peacetime


  1. national service(Noun)

    Compulsory service in the armed forces; conscription


  1. National service

    National service is a common name for mandatory government service programmes. The term became common British usage during and for some years following the Second World War. Many young people spent one or more years in such programmes. Compulsory military service typically requires all citizens, or all male citizens, to participate for a period of a year during their youth, usually at some point between the age of 18 and their late twenties.

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