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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Section 32 of the proposed measure provides: 'Any public-service corporation that shall perform, commit or do any act or thing forbidden or prohibited or shall neglect, fail or omit to do or perform any act or thing to be done or performed, shall be punished by a fine of not exceeding P5 million, or by imprisonment of not lower than six years and not higher than 12 years, or both, in the discretion of the court.'
The BBC thus became a public-service corporation empowered to act in the "national interest." Both Louis MacNeice and Dylan Thomas worked for the BBC.