civil servant

noun
Updated on: 17 Nov 2017

Definition of civil servant

1 : a member of a civil service
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

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First Known Use of civil servant

1767


CIVIL SERVANT Defined for English Language Learners

civil servant

noun

Definition of civil servant for English Language Learners

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



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