public-servant

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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