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civil servant

a civil-service employee.
Origin of civil servant
1790-1800 Unabridged
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Examples from the web for civil servant
  • 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.
  • The others were bankers, but he was a civil servant.
  • Ronald was a civil servant but became a money dealer about a year ago to feed his family.
  • In many countries, central bankers earn more than the average civil servant.
  • The national-security chief, the top civil servant in the power ministry and the attorney-general have all been ousted.
  • Corruption and nepotism: politicians are not civil servant any more with a vision for the future, no statesmanship.
  • The minimum monthly earnings for contribution calculation purposes are equal to the lower limit of the civil servant salary scale.
British Dictionary definitions for civil servant

civil servant

a member of the civil service
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