|1.||the service responsible for the public administration of the government of a country. It excludes the legislative, judicial, and military branches. Members of the civil service have no official political allegiance and are not generally affected by changes of governments|
|2.||the members of the civil service collectively|
|a scrap or morsel of food left at a meal.|
|the offspring of a zebra and a donkey.|
The nonmilitary personnel who work for a government, applying its laws and regulations.