Section Eight

noun
1. a soldier who received a Section Eight discharge as unfit for military service
Hypernyms: ↑soldier
2. a discharge from the US Army based on unfitness or character traits deemed undesirable
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  • Section Eight — ☆ Section Eight or Section 8 n. [from the former section number of the U.S. Army regulation governing this] 1. discharge from the armed forces because of military unsuitability, esp. psychological unfitness 2. a person given such a discharge …   English World dictionary

  • Section Eight — AmE an order that someone should be dismissed from the US army because they are crazy …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Section Eight — noun uncount the process of removing someone from the U.S. military because of a serious mental or physical problem a. count a soldier removed from the U.S. military because of a serious mental or physical problem …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • section\ eight — Adjective describing something as bad in some fashion. [ED. If I remember M.A.S.H. correctly, Section 8 has to do with being insane.] Denny s is section eight …   Dictionary of american slang

  • section-eight — | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˈ ̷ ̷ transitive verb ( ed/ ing/ s) Usage: often capitalized S&E Etymology: section eight : to discharge (a soldier) from the United States Army for military inaptitude or undesirable habits or traits of character until you … go crazy… …   Useful english dictionary

  • section eight — sec′tion eight′ n. 1) mil (often caps.) a military discharge for physical or mental unfitness 2) mil a soldier receiving such a discharge …   From formal English to slang

  • Section Eight — noun Etymology: Section VIII, Army Regulation 615 360, in effect from December 1922 to July 1944 Date: 1943 a discharge from the United States Army for military inaptitude or undesirable habits or traits of character; also a soldier receiving… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • section eight — 1. a military discharge for physical or mental unfitness as determined by an Army Regulation in effect from 1922 to 1944. 2. a soldier receiving such a discharge. [1940 45, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • Section Eight of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms — provides everyone in Canada with protection against unreasonable search and seizure. This Charter right provides Canadians with their primary source of constitutionally enforced privacy rights against unreasonable intrusion from the state.… …   Wikipedia

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