Definition of civil servant in English:

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civil servant

Pronunciation: /ˈˌsivil ˈsərvənt/

noun

A member of the civil service.
Example sentences
  • The reform of civil service pensions put civil servants at the centre of the political stage recently.
  • To do the latter is a blot on any civil servant and any organisation that civil servants work for.
  • Members should remember that this email is to a senior civil servant of this Government.
Synonyms
public servant, government official;
informal apparatchik, bean counter, paper shuffler

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Syllabification: civ·il serv·ant

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