Definition of public service in English:

public service

noun

NZ, Australian
  • The civil service.

    • ‘Unless we start doing what we can to back them, the public service will be beyond repair.’
    • ‘Could they be brought to account to the people if they mislead our public service?’
    • ‘Are we entering the post corporate age of the public service that we saw so much of in the 90s?’
    • ‘The public service needs to be able to express its view without fear or favour.’
    • ‘It all sounds to me like a neat way of ensuring that the public service is stacked with people from the left.’

Pronunciation

public service