civil service exam

Definition of civil service exam

:a test to get a job in the civil service (the administrative part of the government)

Word by Word Definitions

civil play
  1. : of or relating to citizens

  2. : of or relating to the state or its citizenry

  3. : civilized

service play
  1. : the occupation or function of serving

  2. : employment as a servant

  3. : the work performed by one that serves

  1. : to perform services for: such as

  2. : to repair or provide maintenance for

  3. : to meet interest and sinking fund payments on

  1. : of or relating to the armed services

  2. : used in serving or supplying

  3. : intended for hard or everyday use

  1. : an Old World tree (Sorbus domestica) resembling the related mountain ashes but having larger flowers and larger edible fruit

exam play
  1. : examination


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