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selective service

noun [U] uk   us   US
the system in the US in which men aged 18-26 must put their names on an official list so that they can be called to join the army if there is a war
Translations of “selective service”
in Chinese (Traditional) (美國的)選徵兵役制,義務兵役制…
in Chinese (Simplified) (美国的)选征兵役制,义务兵役制…
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