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public servant

noun
1.
a person holding a government office or job by election or appointment; person in public service.
Origin
1670-1680
1670-80
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Examples for public servant
  • Tobias thinks of himself as a humble public servant.
  • Everyone's favorite axe-wielding, shades-wearing public servant has made the jump from web comic to print.
  • It is ubiquitous in the lowest ring of the public servant to the higher echelon of the presidency.
  • Put differently, a public servant has no right to a private life.
  • They are meant to distract us from what a public servant is hired to do.
  • So he's actually been a public servant and a good teacher, in that he's opened minds and evoked discussion.
  • Shriver was the one who had the stuff to come into his own as a political figure and a public servant.
  • He was a supremely dedicated, incorruptible public servant.
  • When elected this public servant will give the nation pride and vision once again, in its history, and achievements.
  • In part, perhaps, because he still thought of himself as a public servant.
British Dictionary definitions for public servant

public servant

noun
1.
an elected or appointed holder of a public office
2.
(Austral & NZ) a member of the public service British equivalent civil servant
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