Meaning of “civil servant” in the English Dictionary

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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)

"civil servant" in Business English

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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)