What does public service mean?

Definitions for public service

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. community service, public service(noun)

    a service that is performed for the benefit of the public or its institutions

  2. public service(noun)

    employment within a government system (especially in the civil service)


  1. public service(Noun)

    A service asserted to be for the public good provided by a for-profit enterprise or trade association.

  2. public service(Noun)

    A service, usually provided by the government, for the general public or its specific section.


  1. Public service

    A public service is a service which is provided by government to people living within its jurisdiction, either directly or by financing private provision of services. The term is associated with a social consensus that certain services should be available to all, regardless of income. Even where public services are neither publicly provided nor publicly financed, for social and political reasons they are usually subject to regulation going beyond that applying to most economic sectors. Public service is also a course that can be studied at a college and/or university.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of public service in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of public service in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Ronald Reagan:

    I believe Moses was 80 when God first commissioned him for public service.

  2. Police Gorden Eden:

    Officer Webster was the very best example of a life committed to public service, through his service to our country and to our community.

  3. Marco Rubio:

    Paying lip service to veterans is always in vogue, but the true measure of public service ... is the willingness to endorse whole reforms.

  4. Thomas Jefferson:

    I have the consolation of having added nothing to my private fortune during my public service, and of retiring with hands clean as they are empty.

  5. Anders Lindall:

    Failing that, our union will be prepared to do whatever's necessary to ensure that public services are not disrupted and public service workers are paid on time and in full.

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