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"servant" in British English

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servantnoun

uk   /ˈsɜː.vənt/  us   /ˈsɝː.vənt/
B2 [C] a person who is employed in another person's house, doing jobs such as cooking and cleaning, especially in the past
public servant/servant of the state
a person who works for the government: Public servants should be incorruptible.

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(Definition of servant from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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servantnoun [C]

 us   /ˈsɜr·vənt/
a person who is employed to do work for another person, esp. to work in another person’s home doing jobs such as cooking and cleaning
Servant is also used in combination to mean someone working for the public: a civil/public servant
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