civil service Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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civil servicenoun [C]

 /ˈsɪv·əl ˈsɜr·vɪs/
politics & government all ​governmentdepartments that are not ​part of the ​military
(Definition of civil service from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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civil servicenoun [S]

uk   us   GOVERNMENT
the ​employees and ​departments of a country's ​government that are not ​part of its military: After ​joining the Civil Service she ​traveled around the ​world teaching English. The country has ​introduced a performance-based ​compensationsystem for its ​civilservice. His father encouraged him to ​pursue a military ​career or a civilservicejob with ​stategovernment.
(Definition of civil service from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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