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English definition of “selective service”

selective service

noun [U]     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 → Compare national serviceJoining or leaving the army
(Definition of selective service noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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