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public servant

noun

Simple Definition of public servant

  • : a government official or employee

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of public servant

  1. :  a government official or employee

Examples of public servant in a sentence

  1. <the new governor vowed that he would always remember why he was called a public servant and not the people's master>

  2. <concerned that the new federal agency would just add another slew of public servants to the government payroll>



1671

First Known Use of public servant

1671

Rhymes with public servant


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