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civil service

n. Abbr. CS
1. Those branches of public service that are not legislative, judicial, or military and in which employment is usually based on competitive examination.
2. The entire body of persons employed by the civil branches of a government.

civil service

n
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the service responsible for the public administration of the government of a country. It excludes the legislative, judicial, and military branches. Members of the civil service have no official political allegiance and are not generally affected by changes of governments
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the members of the civil service collectively

civ′il serv′ice


n.
1. those branches of public service concerned with all governmental administrative functions outside the armed services.
2. the body of persons employed in these branches.
[1775–85]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.civil service - government workerscivil service - government workers; usually hired on the basis of competitive examinations
Whitehall - the British civil service
government officials, officialdom - people elected or appointed to administer a government
bureaucracy, bureaucratism - nonelective government officials
civil servant - a public official who is a member of the civil service
Translations
خِدْمَه مَدَنِيَّه
státní služba
det offentligestatsforvaltningen
ríkisòjónusta, opinber störf
kamu görevisivil devlet memurluğu

civil service

n the Civil Servicel'amministrazione f pubblica

civil

(ˈsivl) adjective
1. polite, courteous.
2. of the state or community. civil rights.
3. ordinary; not military or religious. civil life.
4. concerned with law cases which are not criminal.
civilian (siˈviljən) noun
a person who has a civil job, not in the armed forces.
civility (siˈviləti) noun
politeness. Treat strangers with civility.
ˈcivilly adverb
politely.
ˌcivil deˈfence noun
(American civil defense) the organization responsible for protection of civilians from enemy bombing etc and for rescue operations after such attacks.
ˌcivil disoˈbedience noun
a refusal by a large number of people to pay taxes or obey certain laws in a nonviolent way in order to protest against the government, its policies etc.
civil engineerengineercivil liberties/rights
the rights of a citizen according to the law of the country.
civil servant
a member of the civil service.
civil service
the organization which runs the administration of a state.
civil war
(a) war between citizens of the same state. the American Civil War.
References in classic literature ?
Placed in a position where he could study French administration and observe its mechanism, Rabourdin worked in the circle where his thought revolved, which, we may remark parenthetically, is the secret of much human accomplishment; and his labor culminated finally in the invention of a new system for the Civil Service of government.
The young man had not yet entered either the military or civil service, as he had only just returned from abroad where he had been educated, and this was his first appearance in society.
He was a good business man, and soon we find him in the civil service, as we would call it now.
Further, I took the civil service examinations for mail carrier and passed first.
You said rights," said Sergey Ivanovitch, waiting till Pestsov had finished, "meaning the right of sitting on juries, of voting, of presiding at official meetings, the right of entering the civil service, of sitting in parliament.
He was in the East India Company's Civil Service, and his name appeared, at the period of which we write, in the Bengal division of the East India Register, as collector of Boggley Wollah, an honourable and lucrative post, as everybody knows: in order to know to what higher posts Joseph rose in the service, the reader is referred to the same periodical.
There is banking, the law, veterinary surgery, government offices, the civil service, all these at least should be thrown freely open to women, if they have brains enough to compete successfully for them.
In desperation, all but ready to surrender, to make a truce with fate until he could get a fresh start, he took the civil service examinations for the Railway Mail.
He knew that the flat had been occupied by a German clerk in the civil service, and his family.
The girl operators were entangled in a maze of civil service rules.
SHAMEFUL CONDUCT OF A FOX TERRIER AT THE CIVIL SERVICE STORES.
Razumov learned later that he was the chief of a department in the General Secretariat, with a rank in the civil service equivalent to that of a colonel in the army.

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