Definition of civil service
: the administrative service of a government or international agency exclusive of the armed forces; especially : one in which appointments are determined by competitive examination
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CIVIL SERVICE Defined for Kids
Definition of civil service for Students
: the branch of a government that takes care of the business of running the government and its programs but that does not include the legislature, the military, or the courts
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