Now, there is the civil-service law: Uncle Nate and I wus a talkin' about it yesterday.
He pretended to be some one else, and passed a civil-service examination, wasn't it?
She brought out her diploma and a certificate giving her a civil-service status.
Time was when nothing was more encouraging than a civil-service career.
This is the ordinary method of the schools and colleges, of civil-service examinations, etc.
As a means to this end, civil-service reform should be in good faith enforced.
civil-service reform as a practical question was then in its initial stages.
It is enough to make the blood of civil-service Commissioners run cold to hear it.
If the President feels that he is bound to carry out the civil-service law, ought not the Senate to feel in the same way?
A civil-service reform which can correct this abuse is much desired.
c.1785, originally in reference to non-military staff of the East India Company. Civil servant is from 1800.
The nonmilitary personnel who work for a government, applying its laws and regulations.