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community servicenoun [U]

uk   /kəˌmjuː.nə.ti ˈsɜː.vɪs/ us   /kəˌmjuː.nə.t̬i ˈsɝː.vɪs/
work done without payment to help other people. Criminals whose crime was not serious enough for them to be put in prison are sometimes ordered to do community service.
(Definition of community service from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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community servicenoun [U]

us   /kəˈmju·nɪ·t̬i ˈsɜr·vɪs/
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.
(Definition of community service from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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