selective service

selective service
In the United States, selective service is a system of selecting and ordering young men to serve in the armed forces for a limited period of time.

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  • Selective Service — Das Selective Service System ist eine Behörde in den Vereinigten Staaten, bei der alle männlichen US Amerikaner im Alter zwischen 18 und 25 verzeichnet sind. Sie gibt Auskunft über die potenziellen Soldaten, die für den Verteidigungsfall… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • selective service — ☆ selective service n. compulsory military service according to age, physical fitness, and other qualifications …   English World dictionary

  • Selective Service — noun an independent federal agency that administers compulsory military service (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑Selective Service System, ↑SSS • Hypernyms: ↑independent agency * * * seˌlective ˈservice 7 [selective service] …   Useful english dictionary

  • selective service — A form of compulsory military service. 36 Am J1st Mil § 22. See selective draft; Selective Service Act …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • selective service — noun compulsory military service • Syn: ↑conscription, ↑muster, ↑draft • Derivationally related forms: ↑draft (for: ↑draft), ↑muster ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • selective service — /səlɛktɪv ˈsɜvəs/ (say suhlektiv servuhs) noun compulsory military service on a selective basis …   Australian English dictionary

  • selective service — Synonyms and related words: active service, call, call up, compulsory military service, conscription, draft, draft call, drafting, duty, enlistment, enrollment, impressment, induction, levy, mobilization, muster, national service, press,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • selective service — noun Date: 1917 a system under which men are called up for military service ; draft …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • selective service — compulsory military service. [1919] * * * …   Universalium

  • selective service — se,lective service noun uncount AMERICAN the job of being in the military because the government tells you that you have to, or the system that the government uses to make this happen …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English