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(now historical) Someone who labours for the public good; a convict assigned to work on public projects. [from 16th c.]
Dean spotted another public servant at the liquor store.
He bore throughout his career the reputation of an intelligent and upright public servant.
The first is known by the title of agent, sergent de ville, gardien de la pain, and is a very useful public servant.
He struggled to withhold them until they could be presented in a complete form; but they were urgently needed for the progress of science, and the astronomer-royal was a public servant.
His mood too good to be snubbed by a mere public servant.
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