the civil service

Definition of the civil service

  1. :  the part of a government that takes care of the government's basic business :  the administrative part of a government —often used before another noun a civil service employee the civil service system

Word by Word Definitions

civilplay
  1. :  of or relating to citizens

    :  of or relating to the state or its citizenry

    :  civilized

serviceplay
  1. :  the occupation or function of serving

    :  employment as a servant

    :  the work performed by one that serves

  1. :  to perform services for: such as

    :  to repair or provide maintenance for

    :  to meet interest and sinking fund payments on (as government debt)

  1. :  of or relating to the armed services

    :  used in serving or supplying

    :  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

    :  a related Old World tree (S. torminalis) with bitter fruits


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