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1. Employment within a governmental system, especially within the civil service.
2. A service performed for the benefit of the public, especially by a nonprofit organization.
3. The business of supplying an essential commodity, such as water or electricity, or a service, such as communications or transportation, to the public.
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy)
a. government employment
b. the management and administration of the affairs of a political unit, esp the civil service
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy)
a. a service provided for the community: buses provide a public service.
b. (as modifier): a public-service announcement.
3. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) Austral and NZ the service responsible for the public administration of the government of a country. It excludes the legislative, judicial, and military branches. Members of the public service have no official political allegiance and are not generally affected by changes of governments. British equivalent: civil service
1. the business of supplying an essential commodity, as electricity, or a service, as transportation, to the general public.
2. government employment; civil service.
3. a service to the public rendered without charge by a profit-making organization.
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|Noun||1.||public service - a service that is performed for the benefit of the public or its institutions|
service - an act of help or assistance; "he did them a service"
|2.||public service - employment within a government system (especially in the civil service)|
employment, work - the occupation for which you are paid; "he is looking for employment"; "a lot of people are out of work"
minister - the job of a head of a government department