public servant

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  1. a person holding a government office or job by election or appointment; person in public service.

Origin of public servant

First recorded in 1670–80

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How to use public servant in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for public servant

public servant

  1. an elected or appointed holder of a public office

  2. Australian and NZ a member of the public service: British equivalent: civil servant

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