public servant


Definition of public servant

: a government official or employee

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Examples of public servant in a Sentence

the new governor vowed that he would always remember why he was called a public servant and not the people's master concerned that the new federal agency would just add another slew of public servants to the government payroll
Recent Examples on the Web In 41 years as a public servant, Earl Devaney spent much of his time searching for fraud and waste. James R. Hagerty, WSJ, 12 May 2022 Earlier Thursday, Powell called former Fed boss Paul Volcker, who battled high inflation in the 1970s and 1980s, the greatest economic public servant of the era. Anneken Tappe, CNN, 21 Apr. 2022 While prosecutors have made no mention of Thompson’s position on the City Council, Gair described his client in his opening remarks as a family man who is a respected public servant. Jason Meisner,, 9 Feb. 2022 Fauci has been a public servant in the American health sector for more than half a century, acting as an advisor to every U.S. president since Ronald Reagan. Suzanne Rowan Kelleher, Forbes, 28 Jan. 2022 Sanchez, who was critically wounded, is charged with three counts of aggravated assault of a public servant. NBC News, 29 July 2021 In May, he was charged with second-degree assault, attempting to influence a public servant and official misconduct. Zoe Christen Jones, CBS News, 2 Mar. 2022 Fauci has been a doctor and public servant for more than 50 years. Washington Post, 27 Jan. 2022 Paul Champ, a lawyer for a 21-year-old public servant named Zexi Li, sought an injunction that would prohibit anyone in the ongoing Freedom Convoy protest from sounding their horns while near downtown. Jon Brown, Fox News, 8 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of public servant

1671, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of public servant was in 1671

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14 May 2022

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“Public servant.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2022.

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