Section-eight meaning

A US Army discharge based on military assessment of psychological unfitness or character traits deemed undesirable.
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(slang) A soldier given such a discharge or behaving as if deserving such a discharge.
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A federally funded program in the United States that subsidizes the rent of low-income tenants.
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Discharge from the armed forces because of military unsuitability, esp. psychological unfitness.
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(informal) A person given such a discharge.
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A US Army discharge based on military assessment of psychological unfitness or character traits deemed undesirable.
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Origin of section-eight

  • After Section VIII of World War II US Army Regulation 615–360, which provided for the discharge of those deemed unfit for military service

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • After Section VIII of the United States Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, which authorized it

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition