Definition of public servant in English:

public servant


  • A government official.

    • ‘Now I'm a professional public servant, they are ministerial advisers.’
    • ‘This is not to say that all public servants and politicians are unethical.’
    • ‘Labor became the natural choice for public servants, school teachers and social workers.’
    • ‘Nick is a dedicated public servant who executes his political masters' designs with vigor and enthusiasm.’
    • ‘Now, Australia's most senior naval commanders and public servants are being grilled.’
    • ‘No sign until late in the day of any of the respect politicians should have for public servants.’
    • ‘He thinks he is a good public servant and he is contributing mightily.’
    • ‘It is manifestly not what public servants and military careerists are used to.’
    • ‘Secondly, linking public servants and politicians in the above manner is simply a category error.’
    • ‘Politicians and other public servants of the taxpayer have a poor reputation when it comes to getting things done on time.’
    • ‘It also seeks to improve the accountability of the public servants to spend and deliver the services.’
    • ‘I mean, do you feel like you are destined to run for office or be a public servant?’
    • ‘Yet, the sad fact is teachers have been among the lowest paid of public servants for many years.’
    • ‘Pay cheques for teachers, public servants and police officers are up to six weeks in arrears.’
    • ‘Why weren't the public servants either prosecuted for failing in their duty or at least reprimanded?’
    • ‘All this changed gradually and public servants metamorphosed into government servants.’
    • ‘But these were simple questions about how public servants use their office cost allowances.’
    • ‘Teachers and health workers in Tonga are supporting the public servants.’
    • ‘For example, are public servants entitled to disobey instructions they believe are illegal?’
    • ‘We would thus not have judges overruling the decisions of faceless public servants.’