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Definition of "public servant" [public servant]

  • A person who holds a government position by election or appointment. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "public servant" in a sentence
  • "This evening’s panelists were the series regulars: actor and radio humorist Henry Morgan; the first Jewish Miss America and future public servant and philanthropist Bess Myerson; popular game show host Bill Cullen; and the actress Betsy Palmer."
  • "Then back to Sydney to meet up with Patricia Hewitt, the new Economic Secretary to the Treasury - who's originally from Canberra: her father was a distinguished public servant and is still going strong in his 80s."
  • "In addition to Mr. Hull, my most formidable opponent in the Democratic primary for U.S. S.nate was the Illinois state comptroller, Dan Hynes, a fine man and able public servant whose father, Tom Hynes, happened to be a former state senate president, Cook County assessor, ward committeeman, Democratic National Committee member, and one of the most well-connected political figures in the state."