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civil servant

noun
1.
a civil-service employee.
Origin of civil servant
1790-1800
1790-1800
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  • He worked hard every day at the War Office, and came down to Greenwich in the afternoon like any civil servant or bank clerk.

  • He did not find the civil servant or his wife where he had left them.

    War and Peace Leo Tolstoy
  • The lawyer, the civil servant, the professional theologian, and the diplomat are in the same position.

    Personality in Literature Rolfe Arnold Scott-James
  • M. le Bon and more than one Indian civil servant in conversation.

    The Group Mind William McDougall
  • He hurried to find the family of that civil servant in order to restore the daughter to her mother and go to save someone else.

    War and Peace Leo Tolstoy
British Dictionary definitions for civil servant

civil servant

noun
1.
a member of the civil service
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