public-service corporation


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public-service corporation

n.
A corporation providing essential services, such as water or electricity, to the public.

public-service corporation

n
(Commerce) US a private corporation that provides services to the community, such as telephone service, public transport

pub′lic-serv′ice corpora`tion


n.
a private or often quasi-private corporation chartered to provide an essential commodity or service to the public.
[1900–05]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.public-service corporation - a company that performs a public service; subject to government regulation
service - a company or agency that performs a public service; subject to government regulation
phone company, phone service, telco, telephone company, telephone service - a public utility that provides telephone service
electric company, light company, power company, power service - a public utility that provides electricity
water company, waterworks - a public utility that provides water
gas company, gas service - a public utility that provides gas
bus company, bus service - a public utility providing local transportation
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