community service
Unpaid work that benefits the community and that may be required of a convicted defendant as an alternative to a jail sentence.
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


community service
A sentencing option for persons convicted of crimes in which the court orders the defendant to perform a number of hours of unpaid work for the benefit of the public.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


community service
A sentencing option for persons convicted of crimes in which the court orders the defendant to perform a number of hours of unpaid work for the benefit of the public.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

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