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civil servant

noun

Simple Definition of civil servant

  • : a person who works for the government : a person who works in the civil service

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of civil servant

  1. 1 :  a member of a civil service

  2. 2 :  a member of the administrative staff of an international agency

Examples of civil servant in a sentence

  1. <took the examination to become a civil servant in the defense department>



1800

First Known Use of civil servant

1800

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