a punitive sentence that requires a convicted person to perform unpaid work for the community in lieu of imprisonment.
voluntary work, intended to be for the common good, usually done as part of an organized scheme
See community-service order
- Community-service order
noun 1. (in Britain) a court order requiring an offender over seventeen years old to do unpaid socially beneficial work under supervision instead of going to prison
noun, U.S. Government. 1. a former independent agency (abolished 1981) that helped low-income persons attain economic self-sufficiency. Abbreviation: CSA.
- Community singing
noun 1. singing, esp of hymns, by a large gathering of people
- Community support officer
noun 1. (Brit) a uniformed officer who is not a member of the police force but who has certain powers to be exercised in supplementing the role of the police, esp crowd control, tackling anti-social behaviour, etc CSO