public-service

public service

noun
1.
the business of supplying an essential commodity, as gas or electricity, or a service, as transportation, to the general public.
2.
government employment; civil service.
3.
a service to the public rendered without charge by a profit-making organization: This radio program has been brought to you as a public service.

Origin:
1560–70

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public service
 
n
1.  a.  government employment
 b.  the management and administration of the affairs of a political unit, esp the civil service
2.  a.  a service provided for the community: buses provide a public service
 b.  (as modifier): a public-service announcement
3.  (Austral), (NZ) British equivalent: civil service the service responsible for the public administration of the government of a country. It excludes the legislative, judicial, and military branches. Members of the public service have no official political allegiance and are not generally affected by changes of governments

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