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English definition of “civil servant”

civil servant

noun [C]     GOVERNMENT
someone who works in a department of a country's government but who is not a part of its military: a high-ranking/middle-ranking/senior civil servant He had been a senior civil servant in the pre-war government, specializing in financial matters. He was the only career civil servant to become an under secretary of Treasury.
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