public-service corporation

public-service corporation

[puhb-lik-sur-vis]
noun
a private or quasi-private corporation chartered to provide an essential commodity or service to the public.

Origin:
1900–05

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public-service corporation
 
n
(US) a private corporation that provides services to the community, such as telephone service, public transport

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