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  • n. Voluntary service based on an individuals' desire to serve a cause.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act or enlisting, or the state of being enlisted; voluntary enrollment to serve as a soldier or a sailor.
  • n. The writing by which an enlisted man is bound.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of enlisting, or the state of being enlisted; the levying of soldiers or sailors by voluntary enrolment.
  • n. The writing by which a soldier (other than one who has entered the military service under a commission as an officer) is bound.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a period of time spent in military service
  • n. the act of enlisting (as in a military service)

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