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48-225. Veterans preference; terms, defined.As used in sections 48-225 to 48-231, unless the context otherwise requires:(1) Veteran means any person who served full-time duty with military pay and allowances in the armed forces of the United States, except for training or for determining physical fitness, and was discharged or otherwise separated with a characterization of honorable or general (under honorable conditions);(2) Full-time duty means duty during time of war or during a period recognized by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs as qualifying for veterans benefits administered by the department and that such duty from January 31, 1955, to February 28, 1961, exceeded one hundred eighty days unless lesser duty was the result of a service-connected or service-aggravated disability;(3) Disabled veteran means an individual who has served on active duty in the armed forces of the United States, has been discharged or otherwise separated with a characterization of honorable or general (under honorable conditions) therefrom, and has established the present existence of a service-connected disability or is receiving compensation, disability retirement benefits, or pension because of a public statute administered by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs or a military department; and(4) Preference eligible means any veteran as defined in this section. SourceLaws 1969, c. 751, § 1, p. 2826; Laws 1991, LB 2, § 6; Laws 2001, LB 368, § 1; Laws 2005, LB 54, § 7.