a person holding a government office or job by election or appointment; person in public service.
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Origin of public servant
First recorded in 1670–80
Words nearby public servant
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Example sentences from the Web for public servant
Office-holder is more honest, more picturesque, more thoroughly Anglo-Saxon that public-servant.The American Language|Henry L. Mencken
British Dictionary definitions for public servant
an elected or appointed holder of a public office
Australian and NZ a member of the public serviceBritish equivalent: civil servant
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