Translation of "national service" - English-Spanish dictionary

national service

noun [ no plural ] uk us

the system in some countries by which young people, especially men, are ordered by law to spend a period of time in the armed forces

servicio militar
In some countries, everyone does two yearsnational service after leaving school.
In Britain, national service was abolished in 1962.
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(Translation of “national service” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)