[ puhb-lik-sur-vis ]
/ ˈpʌb lɪkˈsɜr vɪs /
a private or quasi-private corporation chartered to provide an essential commodity or service to the public.
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Origin of public-service corporation
First recorded in 1900–05
Words nearby public-service corporation
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British Dictionary definitions for public-service corporation
US a private corporation that provides services to the community, such as telephone service, public transport
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