What does community service mean?

Definitions for community service

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. community service, public service(noun)

    a service that is performed for the benefit of the public or its institutions

  2. community service(noun)

    an unpaid service for the benefit of the public that is performed by lawbreakers as part (or all) of their sentence


  1. community service(Noun)

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


  1. Community service

    Community service is 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 is not always done voluntarily. It may be done for a variety of reasons: ⁕governments may require it as a part of citizenship requirements, typically in lieu of military service; ⁕courts may demand it in lieu of, or in addition to, other criminal justice sanctions; ⁕school may mandate it to meet the requirements of a class, such as in the case of service-learning or to meet the requirements of graduation.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of community service in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of community service in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Matteo Renzi:

    If people think there's some sort of backroom deal, we will delay this measure until ... Berlusconi has finished his community service.

  2. Chang Sabine:

    To me, the nut rage incident looked like a rich kid in an elementary school looking down on poor or weak kids, i think she should be doing community service to become mentally matured.

  3. Lindsay Lohan:

    I am very grateful to those at Brooklyn Community Services, Duffield and The Ali Forney Center for welcoming me into their services and allowing me to finish my court ordered Community Service hours. Thank you to Shawn and everyone involved for having faith in me and supporting me in getting the job done, i look forward to working with The Ali Forney Center and BCS in the future. Thank you for the inspiration.

  4. Tonya Harding:

    - and was sentenced to three years of probation, 500 hours of community service and was forced to pay The New York Timesreported, The New York Timesreported. Tonya Harding was banned for life from the U.S. Figure Skating Association in June 1994, Cosmopolitanreported. In an interview with The New York Times that was publishedin January 2018, Tonya Harding told the paper Tonya Harding knew the attack would follow Tonya Harding for the rest of Tonya Harding life. I knew that this would be with me for the rest of my life.

  5. Jose Baez:

    While it is clear from the video that De'Andre Johnson was not the initial aggressor, his family wants to take the lead in helping him learn and grow from this experience. He is currently participating in community service, and faith-based programs focused on battered women, substance abuse, and the empowerment of children, de'Andre is extremely embarrassed by this situation and would like to express his heartfelt apologies to everyone, including those who were directly affected, coach Fisher and his teammates, the entire Florida State University community, as well as his family and friends.

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Translations for community service

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • servicio comunitarioSpanish
  • yhdyskuntapalvelu, vapaaehtoistyöFinnish
  • travaux communautaires, travail d'intérêt généralFrench
  • обязательные работыRussian

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