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public service

noun
 
 
[C, usually plural] GOVERNMENT a service provided by the government, such as health care, education, or the police: Voters want to see the planned tax increases translate into noticeable improvements in public services. deliver/improve/provide public services
[U] GOVERNMENT the government and the work that its departments do: Reports of stress and low morale are discouraging people from careers in public service. public service workers
[C] SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY something necessary that is done or provided for the public without trying to make a profit: The website's vision is to return to public broadcasting's roots as a public service.
(Definition of public service from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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