active service

noun

Definition of active service

: participation in a battle or battles He saw no active service during his time in the army.

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“Active service.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/active%20service. Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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