from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A person employed in the civil service.
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- n. A person employed in the civil service; a government employee
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- n. a public official who is a member of the civil service
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In 1913, Zubair dictated his autobiography to the British civil servant H. C. Jackson, who reported the “tottering and uxorious old Arab” to be fond of “the delights and dalliances of Cairo,” but otherwise a “venerable, courteous old gentleman.”
Gabby Crane, a civil servant in her late 20s who lives in Angel, north London, earns £30,000, has saved a deposit of £35,000 but still can't afford to buy a property.
The degree of freedom evident in this network of overlapping group-affiliations of the higher civil servant in France is greater than it would be in an assignment fixed to a specific locality.
Bromley Smith was a career civil servant who had risen, in the formal Eisenhower system, to the chief staff position at the Operations Coordinating Board.
'Heah, heah!' put in the senior civil servant who aspired to honours in elocution.
Trotted out numbers and statistics like the most idle senior civil servant you ever heard.
Oman's Sultan Qaboos bin Said promised 50,000 new civil servant posts and allocated $2.6 billion for job programs.