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civil servant

a civil-service employee.
Origin of civil servant
First recorded in 1790-1800 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • He did not find the civil servant or his wife where he had left them.

    War and Peace Leo Tolstoy
  • M. le Bon and more than one Indian civil servant in conversation.

    The Group Mind William McDougall
  • Stimpson was a civil servant, but his life-work was cabinet-making.

    The House by the River A. P. Herbert
  • The father of a family and a civil servant holding a responsible post!

  • He was inscribed in the registers of his police district as a civil servant.

    The Precipice Ivan Goncharov
British Dictionary definitions for civil servant

civil servant

a member of the civil service
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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