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public-service corporation

[puhb-lik-sur-vis] /ˈpʌb lɪkˈsɜr vɪs/
noun
1.
a private or quasi-private corporation chartered to provide an essential commodity or service to the public.
Origin
1900-1905
1900-05
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British Dictionary definitions for public-service corporation

public-service corporation

noun
1.
(US) a private corporation that provides services to the community, such as telephone service, public transport
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