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A corporation providing essential services, such as water or electricity, to the public.
(Commerce) US a private corporation that provides services to the community, such as telephone service, public transport
a private or often quasi-private corporation chartered to provide an essential commodity or service to the public.
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|Noun||1.||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