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military service

noun [U] uk   us  
army training that young people must do in some countries: He has to do his military service before going to university.
Translations of “military service”
in Korean 병역…
in Arabic الخِدمة العَسكَرِيّة…
in Portuguese serviço militar…
in Catalan servei militar…
in Japanese 兵役…
in Italian servizio militare…
in Chinese (Traditional) 兵役…
in Chinese (Simplified) 兵役…
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