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civil servantnoun [C]

uk   /ˌsɪv.əl ˈsɜː.vənt/ us   /ˌsɪv.əl ˈsɝː.vənt/
a person who works in the Civil Service
(Definition of civil servant from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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civil servantnoun [C]

/ˈsɪv·əl ˈsɜr·vənt/
a person who works for local, state, or esp. the federal government
(Definition of civil servant from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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civil servantnoun [C]

uk   us   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.
(Definition of civil servant from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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