civil servant

a civil-service employee.

1790–1800 Unabridged
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civil servant
a member of the civil service

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Example sentences
He had been a senior civil servant in the pre-war government, specialising in
  financial matters.
Born into the landed gentry, he worked as a civil servant while writing and
  editing for radical journals.
He told me this in the neutral style of a civil servant.
What has changed is that you can get a civil servant fired.
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