section-eight

section eight

noun
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.

Origin:
1940–45, Americanism

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section eight

noun
1. a soldier who received a Section Eight discharge as unfit for military service 
2. a discharge from the US Army based on unfitness or character traits deemed undesirable 
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