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public-service corporation

[ puhb-lik-sur-vis ]

noun

  1. a private or quasi-private corporation chartered to provide an essential commodity or service to the public.


public-service corporation

noun

  1. a private corporation that provides services to the community, such as telephone service, public transport


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Word History and Origins

Origin of public-service corporation1

First recorded in 1900–05

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Example Sentences

Under our laws the right of a public service corporation to occupy the public streets is based upon a franchise from the city.

A public service corporation, being constantly asked for favors, is a continuing opportunity for the political manipulator.

Current bought from the Public Service Corporation cost from 10 to 12 cents per kw-hr.

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