public servant

noun
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of public servant

: 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

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First Known Use of public servant

1671


PUBLIC SERVANT Defined for English Language Learners

public servant

noun

Definition of public servant for English Language Learners

  • : a government official or employee



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