public-service corporation[pub′lik sʉr′vis]
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a private corporation that supplies some essential commodity or service to the public, under governmental regulation
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nounThe American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
A corporation providing essential services, such as water or electricity, to the public.