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civil service

División en sílabas: civ·il serv·ice

Definición de civil service en inglés:

sustantivo

The permanent professional branches of a government’s administration, excluding military and judicial branches and elected politicians.
Example sentences
  • The permanent bureaucracy of government, the civil service, took more and more control.
  • This is a central part of government policy, not just for the civil service, but for the public sector as a whole.
  • They were excluded from top jobs in politics, the civil service and the army.

Origen

late 18th century: originally applied to the part of the service of the British East India Company conducted by staff who did not belong to the army or navy.

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