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"civil servant" in British English

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civil servantnoun [C]

uk   us  
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 ​federalgovernment
(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 ​seniorcivil servant in the pre-war ​government, ​specializing in ​financial matters. He was the only careercivil 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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