Section Eight

noun

: a discharge from the U.S. Army for military inaptitude or undesirable habits or traits of character
also : a soldier receiving such a discharge

Word History

Etymology

Section VIII, Army Regulation 615–360, in effect from December 1922 to July 1944

First Known Use

1943, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Section Eight was in 1943

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Cite this Entry

“Section Eight.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Section%20Eight. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

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