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community service

noun [U]  /kəˈmju·nɪ·t̬i ˈsɜr·vɪs/ us  
work that people do without payment to help other people, and which people may sometimes be ordered to do as punishment for crimes that are not too serious: The judge ordered him to pay a fine and perform 100 hours of community service.
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