civil servantnoun [ C ]uk /ˌsɪv.əl ˈsɜː.vənt/ us /ˌsɪv.əl ˈsɝː.vənt/
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- As a civil servant and senior Treasury representative he served at the Versailles negotiations after the First World War.
- For instance, a civil servant or a solicitor or a tradesman finds himself bound for life to a locality and an occupation of intolerable monotony.
- The justices were career civil servants knowledgeable in the civil and canon law.