public servant

noun
a person holding a government office or job by election or appointment; person in public service.

Origin:
1670–80

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

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Example sentences
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.
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