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My father was a civil servant, fairly sort of middle ranking, low to middle ranking. He worked almost entirely in what was then called Administrative Labour, dealing with employment and unemployment issues.
John Hume

Meaning of "civil servant" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF CIVIL SERVANT

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CIVIL SERVANT

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Civil servant is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES CIVIL SERVANT MEAN IN ENGLISH?

civil servant

Civil service

The term civil service can refer to either a branch of governmental service in which individuals are employed on the basis of professional merit as proven by competitive examinations; or the body of employees in any government agency other than the military. A civil servant or public servant is a person in the public sector employed for a government department or agency. The extent of civil servants of a state as part of the "civil service" varies from country to country. In the United Kingdom, for instance, only Crown employees are referred to as civil servants whereas county or city employees are not. Many consider the study of civil service to be a part of the field of public administration. Workers in "non-departmental public bodies" may also be classed as civil servants for the purpose of statistics and possibly for their terms and conditions. Collectively a state's civil servants form its civil service or public service. An international civil servant or international staff member is a civilian employee that is employed by an intergovernmental organization.

Definition of civil servant in the English dictionary

The definition of civil servant in the dictionary is a member of the civil service.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CIVIL SERVANT

civil day
civil death
civil defence
civil disobedience
civil engineer
civil engineering
civil law
civil liberty
civil list
civil marriage
civil partnership
civil rights
civil service
Civil Service Commission
civil society
civil twilight
civil war
civil year
civilian
civilianise

WORDS THAT END LIKE CIVIL SERVANT

adjuvant
bon vivant
bondservant
conservant
domestic servant
general servant
Havant
inobservant
irrelevant
levant
maidservant
manservant
nonobservant
observant
public servant
relevant
savant
servant
the Levant
unobservant

Synonyms and antonyms of civil servant in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «civil servant» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CIVIL SERVANT

Find out the translation of civil servant to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of civil servant from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «civil servant» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

公务员
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

funcionario
570 millions of speakers

English

civil servant
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

सिविल सेवक
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

مُوَظَّف حُكُوميّ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

государственный служащий
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

funcionário público
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

সরকারি কর্মচারী
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

fonctionnaire
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

penjawat awam
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Beamter
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

公務員
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

공무원
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

PNS
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

công chức
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பொது பணியாளர்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

नागरी सेवक
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

memur
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

funzionario pubblico
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

urzędnik państwowy
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

державний службовець
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

funcționar public
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

δημόσιος υπάλληλος
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

staatsamptenaar
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

myndighetshandläggare
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

embetsmann
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of civil servant

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CIVIL SERVANT»

The term «civil servant» is regularly used and occupies the 56.951 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CIVIL SERVANT» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about civil servant

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4 QUOTES WITH «CIVIL SERVANT»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word civil servant.
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John Hume
My father was a civil servant, fairly sort of middle ranking, low to middle ranking. He worked almost entirely in what was then called Administrative Labour, dealing with employment and unemployment issues.
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Eugene Ionesco
A civil servant doesn't make jokes.
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Hanif Kureishi
My father was a civil servant, so having a regular job, being respectable is a big deal for me. Respectable in the sense that I support my family. That's what I mean by respectability.
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Geoff Mulgan
As a civil servant in charge of the government's Strategy Unit, I brought in many people from outside government, including academia and science, to work in the unit, dissecting and solving complex problems from GM crops to alcohol, nuclear proliferation to schools reform.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CIVIL SERVANT»

Discover the use of civil servant in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to civil servant and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Naked Civil Servant
I realized that I had made a mistake, " Quentin Crisp declares, giving a small hint of the witty and wry approach he takes toward the life he describes with uninhibited exuberance in this classic autobiography, which is both a comic ...
Quentin Crisp, 1968
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Why i am not a civil servant
Autobiographical reminiscences of a former civil servant of India discussing the sorry state of Indian civil services.
Ajay Singh Yadav, 2001
3
Confessions of a Civil Servant: Lessons in Changing ...
Confessions of a Civil Servant is filled with lessons on leading change in government and the military. Bob Stone based the book on thirty years as a revolutionary in government.
Bob Stone, 2004
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Memoirs of a Very Civil Servant: Mackenzie King to Pierre ...
Robertson presents a first-hand account of the events and personalities that shaped Canada during the critical post-war period, describes Canada's political development, and the prime ministers who presided over it.
Gordon Robertson, 2000
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No, Minister: Memoirs of a Civil Servant
The same is true of this book. It is the memoirs of a civil servant who followed the path of rectitude. This is an interesting autobiographical account full of anecdotes and the author s persona
Mahesh Prasad, 2009
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Civil Servant's Notebook
Told through multiple narrators, Wang Xiaofang crafts a unique and complex tale of official mischief where civil servants prioritize personal welfare over public welfare and 'serve the people' is just about the last thing on their minds.
Wang Xiaofang, 2012
7
Unfinished Innings: Recollections and Reflections of a Civil ...
In his memoirs Mr Godbole narrates the events that prompted his decision to resign from government service. The author interestingly accompanies the reader behind the scenes, to the world of Indian bureaucracy and realpolitik.
Madhav Godbole, 1996
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The International Civil Servant: An Endangered Species
Lemoine, a veteran administrator for the International Labor Organization and scholar with the United Nations Institute for Training and Research, argues that the international civil service is in crisis because of its lack of independence ...
Jacques Lemoine, 1995
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Diary of a Civil Servant:
The novel O amanuense Belmiro translated here belongs to the nostalgic (saudosista) and to the erudite traditions in Luso-Brazilian letters.
Cyro dos Anjos, 1988
10
Legacy to Bureaucracy: Musings of an Indian Civil Servant
More than personal memoirs, this book is an excellent commentary on the inflections of pre-independence and post-independence India.
Vp Sawhney, 2008

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CIVIL SERVANT»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term civil servant is used in the context of the following news items.
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The making of a civil servant, with zakat funds
Zainab Saeed of West Bengal has qualified for UPSC on her third attempt, having opted for low-key coaching in the first two years. «The Indian Express, Jul 15»
2
Report shows slight drop in civil servant sick days
The Department of Public Expenditure and Reform says that is a slight fall from 10.3 days in 2013. Meanwhile, workers across the public ... «Kildare Nationalist, Jul 15»
3
A civil servant can do more to serve society: UPSC 2nd rank holder
But a civil servant can do much more service to society and can deal with a wide range of issues,'' said Raj, whose father had been a transport ... «The Indian Express, Jul 15»
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Budget will pave way for up to 100000 Civil Service job cuts
As part of the efficiency plan, ministers expect 100,000 civil servant jobs – almost a quarter of the 440,000 total – to be lost between now and ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Jul 15»
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CIVIL SERVANT OF THE WEEK: US Army Sgt. 1st Class CJ Pacheco
U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class C.J. Pacheco, a Richmond resident, proudly served three tours of duty in Iraq. “There was a lot of camaraderie ... «Fortbendstar.com, Jul 15»
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Civil servant hints at infrastructure decisions power shift
Power over infrastructure planning is likely to shift from central to local government in some places, a senior civil servant said today. The DCLG ... «PlanningResource, Jul 15»
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Indian Civil Servant, 38, Sues Magazine For Calling Her 'Eye Candy'
A senior Indian civil servant has announced she will sue a magazine for labelling her as 'eye candy'. Smita Sabharwal, 38 works in the office of ... «Yahoo News UK, Jul 15»
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New panel to check whether civil servant actually shows up at work
Among the commission's tasks is checking whether a civil servant employee actually shows up at work, he explained in a press statement. «Kuwait News Agency, Jul 15»
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Oliseh - Enyeama Not Civil Servant
But Oliseh is of the view that Enyeama should be treated as a professional footballer and not a civil servant under the full employ of the football ... «AllAfrica.com, Jun 15»
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Greater Jakarta: Civil servant dies in apparent road-rage fight
The secretary of Bogor regency's Culture and Tourism Agency, Zuryawan Irvandiar Zoebir, died after an altercation with another road user ... «Jakarta Post, Jun 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Civil servant [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/civil-servant>. Dec 2019 ».
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