Definitions containing public-service

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requisition

requisition

demand and take for use or service, especially by military or public authority for public service

— Princeton's WordNet

helpline

helpline

A telephone (or by extension email, web or SMS) service which offers help to those that call, either as an public emergency service or customer service.

— Wiktionary

impressment

impressment

The act of seizing for public use; impressing into public service.

— Wiktionary

advertise

advertise

To provide public information about (a product, service etc.) in order to attract public awareness and increase sales.

— Wiktionary

Public Health Service Commissioned Corps

Public Health Service Commissioned Corps

The Public Health Service Commissioned Corps is the uniformed service of the Public Health Service and organized under the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). The Public Health Service Commissioned Corps (PHS Corps) is one of the seven United States Uniformed Services. The Surgeon General of the United States, a vice admiral, directs the PHS Corps, which provides licensed medical and health sciences professionals to the PHS, DHHS, other United States Uniformed Services and other government agencies.

— Wiktionary

Spoilsman

Spoilsman

one who serves a cause or a party for a share of the spoils; in United States politics, one who makes or recognizes a demand for public office on the ground of partisan service; also, one who sanctions such a policy in appointments to the public service

— Webster Dictionary

divine service

divine service

A service of public Christian worship.

— Wiktionary

Job

Job

to seek private gain under pretense of public service; to turn public matters to private advantage

— Webster Dictionary

telco

telephone company, telephone service, phone company, phone service, telco

a public utility that provides telephone service

— Princeton's WordNet

telephone company

telephone company, telephone service, phone company, phone service, telco

a public utility that provides telephone service

— Princeton's WordNet

phone service

telephone company, telephone service, phone company, phone service, telco

a public utility that provides telephone service

— Princeton's WordNet

phone company

telephone company, telephone service, phone company, phone service, telco

a public utility that provides telephone service

— Princeton's WordNet

telephone service

telephone company, telephone service, phone company, phone service, telco

a public utility that provides telephone service

— Princeton's WordNet

contractorization

contractorization

The act of providing a public service by a private contractor

— Wiktionary

ad

ad, advertisement, advertizement, advertising, advertizing, advert

a public promotion of some product or service

— Princeton's WordNet

advertisement

ad, advertisement, advertizement, advertising, advertizing, advert

a public promotion of some product or service

— Princeton's WordNet

a.d.

ad, advertisement, advertizement, advertising, advertizing, advert

a public promotion of some product or service

— Princeton's WordNet

advertising

ad, advertisement, advertizement, advertising, advertizing, advert

a public promotion of some product or service

— Princeton's WordNet

advertizement

ad, advertisement, advertizement, advertising, advertizing, advert

a public promotion of some product or service

— Princeton's WordNet

advertizing

ad, advertisement, advertizement, advertising, advertizing, advert

a public promotion of some product or service

— Princeton's WordNet

advert

ad, advertisement, advertizement, advertising, advertizing, advert

a public promotion of some product or service

— Princeton's WordNet

Public Health Service

Public Health Service

The Public Health Service is a major division of the Department of Health and Human Services dedicated to promoting the public health of the United States.

— Wiktionary

Serve

Serve

to be in service; to do duty; to discharge the requirements of an office or employment. Specifically, to act in the public service, as a soldier, seaman. etc

— Webster Dictionary

ghost train

ghost train

(UK) A rail service which does not appear in the public timetables.

— Wiktionary

utility

utility, public utility, public utility company, public-service corporation

a company that performs a public service; subject to government regulation

— Princeton's WordNet

civil servant

civil servant

a public official who is a member of the civil service

— Princeton's WordNet

public utility

utility, public utility, public utility company, public-service corporation

a company that performs a public service; subject to government regulation

— Princeton's WordNet

public-service corporation

utility, public utility, public utility company, public-service corporation

a company that performs a public service; subject to government regulation

— Princeton's WordNet

Impressment

Impressment

the act of seizing for public use, or of impressing into public service; compulsion to serve; as, the impressment of provisions or of sailors

— Webster Dictionary

minister

minister

A politician who heads a ministry (national or regional government department for public service).

— Wiktionary

United States Office of Research Integrity

United States Office of Research Integrity

An office of the UNITED STATES PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE organized in June 1992 to promote research integrity and investigate misconduct in research supported by the Public Health Service. It consolidates the Office of Scientific Integrity of the National Institutes of Health and the Office of Scientific Integrity Review in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health.

— U.S. National Library of Medicine

service

service

a company or agency that performs a public service; subject to government regulation

— Princeton's WordNet

emergency service

emergency service

Any public service that deals with emergencies; especially the police, fire, ambulance and lifeboat services.

— Wiktionary

Emerited

Emerited

considered as having done sufficient public service, and therefore honorably discharged

— Webster Dictionary

Jobbing

Jobbing

using opportunities of public service for private gain; as, a jobbing politician

— Webster Dictionary

United States Indian Health Service

United States Indian Health Service

A division of the UNITED STATES PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE that is responsible for the public health and the provision of medical services to NATIVE AMERICANS in the United States, primarily those residing on reservation lands.

— U.S. National Library of Medicine

public library

public library

A library provided essentially as a public service rather than as a commercial venture.

— Wiktionary

Public-Private Sector Partnerships

Public-Private Sector Partnerships

An organizational enterprise between a public sector agency, federal, state or local, and a private sector entity. Skills and assets of each sector are shared to deliver a service or facility for the benefit or use of the general public.

— U.S. National Library of Medicine

church

church

A time of public worship; a worship service.

— Wiktionary

public service

public service

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

— Wiktionary

surgeon general

Surgeon General

the head of the United States Public Health Service

— Princeton's WordNet

public service

public service

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

— Wiktionary

utility

utility

the service (electric power or water or transportation) provided by a public utility

— Princeton's WordNet

community service

community service, public service

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

— Princeton's WordNet

public service

community service, public service

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

— Princeton's WordNet

commendation

citation, commendation

an official award (as for bravery or service) usually given as formal public statement

— Princeton's WordNet

citation

citation, commendation

an official award (as for bravery or service) usually given as formal public statement

— Princeton's WordNet

tip

tip

money you give sb who provides a service, in addition to payment for the service

— Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

institution

institution

An established organisation, especially one dedicated to education, public service, culture or the care of the destitute, poor etc.

— Wiktionary

Press

Press

a commission to force men into public service, particularly into the navy

— Webster Dictionary

List

List

to engage in public service by enrolling one's name; to enlist

— Webster Dictionary

Commissioner

Commissioner

an officer having charge of some department or bureau of the public service

— Webster Dictionary

Impress

Impress

to take by force for public service; as, to impress sailors or money

— Webster Dictionary

Imprest

Imprest

a kind of earnest money; loan; -- specifically, money advanced for some public service, as in enlistment

— Webster Dictionary

Trierarch

Trierarch

at Athens, one who (singly, or jointly with other citizens) had to fit out a trireme for the public service

— Webster Dictionary

first come first served

first come first served

A service policy in which the first to arrive for service receives the service first.

— Wiktionary

Public service announcement

Public service announcement

There are many different definitions for a public service announcement or public service ad, but the simplified version of PSAs are messages in the public interest disseminated by the media without charge, with the objective of raising awareness, changing public attitudes and behavior towards a social issue.

— Freebase

Personnel

Personnel

the body of persons employed in some public service, as the army, navy, etc.; -- distinguished from materiel

— Webster Dictionary

newswire

newswire

A service used for the transmission of breaking news to the media or to the public

— Wiktionary

connection

connection

the process of joining to a service supplier, or the service supplied

— Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

Pension

Pension

a stated allowance to a person in consideration of past services; payment made to one retired from service, on account of age, disability, or other cause; especially, a regular stipend paid by a government to retired public officers, disabled soldiers, the families of soldiers killed in service, or to meritorious authors, or the like

— Webster Dictionary

lieutenant junior grade

lieutenant junior grade

A commissioned officer in the United States Coast Guard, Public Health Service, or National Atmospheric and Oceanic Administration whose rank is above an ensign and below a lieutenant.

— Wiktionary

Impress

Impress

the act of impressing, or taking by force for the public service; compulsion to serve; also, that which is impressed

— Webster Dictionary

public easement

public easement

any easement enjoyed by the public in general (as the public's right to use public streets)

— Princeton's WordNet

Requisition

Requisition

a formal application by one officer to another for things needed in the public service; as, a requisition for clothing, troops, or money

— Webster Dictionary

community service

community service

an unpaid service for the benefit of the public that is performed by lawbreakers as part (or all) of their sentence

— Princeton's WordNet

service level agreement

service level agreement

A contract between the provider of a service and a user of that service, specifying the level of service that will be provided.

— Wiktionary

evensong

vespers, evensong

the sixth of the seven canonical hours of the divine office; early evening; now often made a public service on Sundays

— Princeton's WordNet

vespers

vespers, evensong

the sixth of the seven canonical hours of the divine office; early evening; now often made a public service on Sundays

— Princeton's WordNet

second serve

second serve

Another attempt at a service, after a faulty first service.

— Wiktionary

pension

pension

A regularly paid gratuity paid regularly as benefit due to a person in consideration of past services; notably to one retired from service, on account of retirement age, disability or similar cause; especially, a regular stipend paid by a government to retired public officers, disabled soldiers; sometimes passed on to the heirs, or even specifically for them, as to the families of soldiers killed in service.

— Wiktionary

Excise

Excise

that department or bureau of the public service charged with the collection of the excise taxes

— Webster Dictionary

serviceable

serviceable

ready for service or able to give long service

— Princeton's WordNet

bustitution

bustitution

The substitution of a rail (train, tram, etc) or trolleybus service by a bus service.

— Wiktionary

laundromat

laundromat

A self-service laundry facility with coin-operated washing machines, dryers, and sometimes ironing or pressing machines, open to the public for washing clothing and household cloth items.

— Wiktionary

socage

socage

land tenure by agricultural service or payment of rent; not burdened with military service

— Princeton's WordNet

Mass

Mass

The principal liturgical service of the Church, including a scripture service and a eucharistic service, which includes the consecration and oblation (offering) of the host and wine. One of the seven sacraments.

— Wiktionary

laundromat

launderette, Laundromat

a self-service laundry (service mark Laundromat) where coin-operated washing machines are available to individual customers

— Princeton's WordNet

launderette

launderette, Laundromat

a self-service laundry (service mark Laundromat) where coin-operated washing machines are available to individual customers

— Princeton's WordNet

ticket

ticket

A service request, used to track complaints or requests that an issue be handled. (Generally Internet Service Provider related).

— Wiktionary

Ministrant

Ministrant

performing service as a minister; attendant on service; acting under command; subordinate

— Webster Dictionary

Bounty

Bounty

a premium offered or given to induce men to enlist into the public service; or to encourage any branch of industry, as husbandry or manufactures

— Webster Dictionary

United States Food and Drug Administration

United States Food and Drug Administration

An agency of the PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE concerned with the overall planning, promoting, and administering of programs pertaining to maintaining standards of quality of foods, drugs, therapeutic devices, etc.

— U.S. National Library of Medicine

Advertising as Topic

Advertising as Topic

The act or practice of calling public attention to a product, service, need, etc., especially by paid announcements in newspapers, magazines, on radio, or on television. (Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed)

— U.S. National Library of Medicine

street railway

street railway

A tram line; public transportation operating on rails laid in public streets.

— Wiktionary

National Center for Health Care Technology (U.S.)

National Center for Health Care Technology (U.S.)

A center in the PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE which coordinates and administers a program of research, demonstrations, and evaluations of medical technologies and assessments of health care technology.

— U.S. National Library of Medicine

identikit

identikit

A general description for a composite sketch generated by a sketch artist, software, or a box of facial features on transparent foils that police officers and other public service professionals use to create a likeness of a person from a witness description.

— Wiktionary

entertainment

entertainment

Admission into service; service.

— Wiktionary

public servant

public servant

Someone who labours for the public good; a convict assigned to work on public projects.

— Wiktionary

E-services

E-services

The concept of e-service represents one prominent application of utilizing the use of information and communication technologies in different areas. However, providing an exact definition of e-service is hard to come by as researchers have been using different definitions to describe e-service. Despite these different definitions, it can be argued that they all agree about the role of technology in facilitating the delivery of services which make them more of electronic services. It seems compelling to adopt Rowley approach who defines e-services as: “…deeds, efforts or performances whose delivery is mediated by information technology. Such e-service includes the service element of e-tailing, customer support, and service delivery”. This definition reflect three main components- service provider, service receiver and the channels of service delivery. For example, as concerned to public e-service, public agencies are the service provider and citizens as well as businesses are the service receiver. The channel of service delivery is the third requirement of e-service. Internet is the main channel of e-service delivery while other classic channels are also considered.

— Freebase

public key infrastructure

public key infrastructure

An enterprise-wide service (i.e. data integrity, user identification and authentication, user non-repudiation, data confidentiality, encryption, and digital signature) that supports digital signatures and other public key-based security mechanisms for Department of Defense functional enterprise programs, including generation, production, distribution, control, and accounting of public key certificates. A public key infrastructure provides the means to bind public keys to their owners and helps in the distribution of reliable public keys in large heterogeneous networks. Public keys are bound to their owners by public key certificates. These certificates contain information such as the owner

— Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

liberal profession

liberal profession

A liberal profession is an occupation pursued in relation to an ideal of public service and requiring substantial mastery of complex skills in the liberal arts or sciences which cannot be delegated to assistants.

— Wiktionary

Chaplain

Chaplain

a clergyman who is officially attached to the army or navy, to some public institution, or to a family or court, for the purpose of performing divine service

— Webster Dictionary

Chivalry

Chivalry

a tenure of lands by knight's service; that is, by the condition of a knight's performing service on horseback, or of performing some noble or military service to his lord

— Webster Dictionary

Ban

Ban

a public proclamation or edict; a public order or notice, mandatory or prohibitory; a summons by public proclamation

— Webster Dictionary

administration

administration

The act of administering; government of public affairs; the service rendered, or duties assumed, in conducting affairs; the conducting of any office or employment; direction.

— Wiktionary

teletex

teletex

A text and document communications service provided over telephone lines, designed as an upgrade to the conventional telex service but rapidly superseded by electronic mail.

— Wiktionary

post

post

affix in a public place or for public notice

— Princeton's WordNet

lieutenant

lieutenant

A commissioned officer in the United States Coast Guard, Public Health Service, or National Atmospheric and Oceanic Administration whose rank is above that of ensign and below lieutenant commander. There are two ranks of lieutenant: lieutenant junior grade and lieutenant.

— Wiktionary

police power

police power

The inherent power, incident to sovereignty, of a state to regulate and exercise reasonable control over matters of public health, public morals, public safety, and in general, all things relating to the general welfare.

— Wiktionary

United States Health Resources and Services Administration

United States Health Resources and Services Administration

A component of the PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE that provides leadership related to the delivery of health services and the requirements for and distribution of health resources, including manpower training.

— U.S. National Library of Medicine

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.)

An agency of the UNITED STATES PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE that conducts and supports programs for the prevention and control of disease and provides consultation and assistance to health departments and other countries.

— U.S. National Library of Medicine

Entertainment

Entertainment

admission into service; service

— Webster Dictionary

non-military service

non-military service

Service in a non-military organisation, instead of serving in the military. Service done by conscientious objector.

— Wiktionary

litter basket

litterbin, litter basket, litter-basket

bin (usually in or outside a public building) into which the public can put rubbish

— Princeton's WordNet

litter-basket

litterbin, litter basket, litter-basket

bin (usually in or outside a public building) into which the public can put rubbish

— Princeton's WordNet

litterbin

litterbin, litter basket, litter-basket

bin (usually in or outside a public building) into which the public can put rubbish

— Princeton's WordNet

Public

Public

open to common or general use; as, a public road; a public house

— Webster Dictionary

operational service period

operational service period

A performance measurement period, or succession of performance measurement periods, during which a telecommunications service remains in an operational service state.

— Wiktionary

payment service

payment service

Any service provided by a financial institution to allow one person or organization to pay another for a product or service

— Wiktionary

Public-spirited

Public-spirited

dictated by a regard to public good; as, a public-spirited project or measure

— Webster Dictionary

servo

servo

Abbreviation of service station, being a place to buy petrol for cars etc., as well as various convenience items, with or without actual car service facilities.

— Wiktionary

Arsenal

Arsenal

a public establishment for the storage, or for the manufacture and storage, of arms and all military equipments, whether for land or naval service

— Webster Dictionary

programma

programma

An edict published for public information; an official bulletin; a public proclamation.

— Wiktionary

saloon

saloon

A lounge bar in an English public house, contrast with public bar.

— Wiktionary

inter-service support

inter-service support

action by one military service to provide logistic (or administrative) support to another military service

— Princeton's WordNet

auditor

auditor

In many jurisdictions, an elected or appointed public official in charge of the public accounts; a comptroller.

— Wiktionary

freedom to roam

freedom to roam

The general public's right to access public or privately owned land for their own recreation or exercise.

— Wiktionary

public office

public office

A position or occupation established by law or by the act of a government body, for the purpose of exercising the authority of the government in the service of the public.

— Wiktionary

demobilize

demobilize, inactivate, demobilise

release from military service or remove from the active list of military service

— Princeton's WordNet

demobilise

demobilize, inactivate, demobilise

release from military service or remove from the active list of military service

— Princeton's WordNet

inactivate

demobilize, inactivate, demobilise

release from military service or remove from the active list of military service

— Princeton's WordNet

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act

Public Law 104-91, enacted in 1996, is designed to protect health insurance coverage for workers and their families when they change or lose their jobs. HIPAA has separate provisions for the large and small group markets, and the individual market. HIPAA amends the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), the Public Health Service Act, and the Internal Revenue Code to provide improved portability and continuity of health insurance coverage, extending earlier provisions under the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985 ("COBRA").

— U.S. National Library of Medicine

Administration

Administration

the act of administering; government of public affairs; the service rendered, or duties assumed, in conducting affairs; the conducting of any office or employment; direction; management

— Webster Dictionary

publicly

publicly

In public, openly, in an open and public manner.

— Wiktionary

address of record

address of record

The SIP or SIPS URI that points to a domain with a location service that can map the URI to another URI where the user might be available, frequently thought of as the "public address" of the user.

— Wiktionary

Acela

Acela

The service mark of Amtrak's high-speed rail service in the Northeast Corridor of the United States.

— Wiktionary

Employment

Employment

that which engages or occupies; that which consumes time or attention; office or post of business; service; as, agricultural employments; mechanical employments; public employments; in the employment of government

— Webster Dictionary

Public

Public

open to the knowledge or view of all; general; common; notorious; as, public report; public scandal

— Webster Dictionary

rear gunner

rear gunner

One whose function in an organization is to defend it from attackers, for example, in public relations or public affairs.

— Wiktionary

tail gunner

tail gunner

One whose function in an organization is to defend it from attackers, for example, in public relations or public affairs.

— Wiktionary

National Center for Health Statistics (U.S.)

National Center for Health Statistics (U.S.)

A center in the PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE which is primarily concerned with the collection, analysis, and dissemination of health statistics on vital events and health activities to reflect the health status of people, health needs, and health resources.

— U.S. National Library of Medicine

civil engineering

civil engineering

The technical design and construction of public works (buildings, roads, harbors, public greens ...) and/or technically equivalent private (usually corporate) ones

— Wiktionary

public service announcement

public service announcement

An advertisement intended to change the public interest by raising awareness of an issue, affecting public attitudes and potentially stimulating action.

— Wiktionary

homo politicus

homo politicus

In public policy theory, an individual who is supposedly interested in and acts in the public good.

— Wiktionary

United States Public Health Service

United States Public Health Service

The Public Health Service Act of 1944 structured the United States Public Health Service as the primary division of the Department of Health, Education and Welfare, which later became the United States Department of Health and Human Services. The PHS comprises all Agency Divisions of Health and Human Services and the Commissioned Corps. The Assistant Secretary for Health oversees the PHS and the United States Public Health Service Commissioned Corps.

— Freebase

wats

WATS, WATS line

a telephone line;long distance service at fixed rates for fixed zones; an acronym for wide area telephone service

— Princeton's WordNet

wats line

WATS, WATS line

a telephone line;long distance service at fixed rates for fixed zones; an acronym for wide area telephone service

— Princeton's WordNet

keyserver

keyserver

In public key cryptography, the server that stores and distributes the public key files.

— Wiktionary

general public

general public

Members of the public not in the attentive public of any given issue; laypeople.

— Wiktionary

Socage

Socage

a tenure of lands and tenements by a certain or determinate service; a tenure distinct from chivalry or knight's service, in which the obligations were uncertain. The service must be certain, in order to be denominated socage, as to hold by fealty and twenty shillings rent

— Webster Dictionary

text

text

To send a text message to; i.e. to transmit text using the Short Message Service (SMS), or a similar service, between communications devices, particularly mobile phones.

— Wiktionary

United States Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

United States Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

An agency of the PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE established in 1990 to "provide indexing, abstracting, translating, publishing, and other services leading to a more effective and timely dissemination of information on research, demonstration projects, and evaluations with respect to health care to public and private entities and individuals engaged in the improvement of health care delivery..." It supersedes the National Center for Health Services Research. The United States Agency for Health Care Policy and Research was renamed Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) under the Healthcare Research and Quality Act of 1999.

— U.S. National Library of Medicine

Preach

Preach

to inculcate in public discourse; to urge with earnestness by public teaching

— Webster Dictionary

Disease Notification

Disease Notification

Notification or reporting by a physician or other health care provider of the occurrence of specified contagious diseases such as tuberculosis and HIV infections to designated public health agencies. The United States system of reporting notifiable diseases evolved from the Quarantine Act of 1878, which authorized the US Public Health Service to collect morbidity data on cholera, smallpox, and yellow fever; each state in the US has its own list of notifiable diseases and depends largely on reporting by the individual health care provider. (From Segen, Dictionary of Modern Medicine, 1992)

— U.S. National Library of Medicine

Public service

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.

— Freebase

Programma

Programma

an edict published for public information; an official bulletin; a public proclamation

— Webster Dictionary

Rostrum

Rostrum

hence, a stage for public speaking; the pulpit or platform occupied by an orator or public speaker

— Webster Dictionary

purpresture

purpresture

The unlawful personal appropriation of public lands; wrongful encroachment on, or enclosure of properties belonging to the public (e.g. highways, sidewalks, forests, harbors).

— Wiktionary

Desert

Desert

to abandon a service without leave; to quit military service without permission, before the expiration of one's term; to abscond

— Webster Dictionary

financial organization

financial institution, financial organization, financial organisation

an institution (public or private) that collects funds (from the public or other institutions) and invests them in financial assets

— Princeton's WordNet

financial organisation

financial institution, financial organization, financial organisation

an institution (public or private) that collects funds (from the public or other institutions) and invests them in financial assets

— Princeton's WordNet

financial institution

financial institution, financial organization, financial organisation

an institution (public or private) that collects funds (from the public or other institutions) and invests them in financial assets

— Princeton's WordNet

Postbus

Postbus

A postbus is a public bus service that is operated as part of local mail delivery. As a means to provide public transport in rural areas with lower levels of patronage where a normal bus service is uneconomic Postbus services are run by the postal delivery company and combine the functions of public transport and mail delivery/collection. A standard passenger fare is payable to the driver/postie.

— Freebase

Advertisement

Advertisement

a public notice, especially a paid notice in some public print; anything that advertises; as, a newspaper containing many advertisements

— Webster Dictionary

Done

Done

given; executed; issued; made public; -- used chiefly in the clause giving the date of a proclamation or public act

— Webster Dictionary

petty apartheid

petty apartheid

racial segregation enforced primarily in public transportation and hotels and restaurants and other public places

— Princeton's WordNet

community relations

community relations

1. The relationship between military and civilian communities. 2. Those public affairs programs that address issues of interest to the general public, business, academia, veterans, Service organizations, military-related associations, and other non-news media entities. These programs are usually associated with the interaction between US military installations and their surrounding or nearby civilian communities. Interaction with overseas non-news media civilians in an operational area is handled by civil-military operations with public affairs support as required. See also public affairs.

— Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

general public

general public

Those members of the public who have no special role in a specific public area, such as an airport, hospital or railway station; there will typically be restrictions on their access.

— Wiktionary

remote access

remote access

A PABX service feature that allows a user at a remote location to access by telephone PABX features, such as access to Wide Area Telephone Service (WATS) lines.

— Wiktionary

Militia

Militia

in the widest sense, the whole military force of a nation, including both those engaged in military service as a business, and those competent and available for such service; specifically, the body of citizens enrolled for military instruction and discipline, but not subject to be called into actual service except in emergencies

— Webster Dictionary

Students, Public Health

Students, Public Health

Individuals enrolled in a school of PUBLIC HEALTH or a formal educational program in public health.

— U.S. National Library of Medicine

Pressman

Pressman

one of a press gang, who aids in forcing men into the naval service; also, one forced into the service

— Webster Dictionary

Rest area

Rest area

A rest area, travel plaza, rest stop, or service area is a public facility, located next to a large thoroughfare such as a highway, expressway, or freeway at which drivers and passengers can rest, eat, or refuel without exiting on to secondary roads. Other names include motorway service area or service station in the UK, rest and service area, resto, service plaza,service center, and service centre. Facilities may include park-like areas, fuel stations, restrooms, and restaurants. A rest area or rest stop with limited or no public facility is a parking area or scenic area. Along some highways and roads are rest stops known as a wayside parks, roadside parks, or picnic areas. Rest areas are common in the United States, Canada, Australia and parts of Europe and Asia.

— Freebase

National Institutes of Health (U.S.)

National Institutes of Health (U.S.)

An operating division of the US Department of Health and Human Services. It is concerned with the overall planning, promoting, and administering of programs pertaining to health and medical research. Until 1995, it was an agency of the United States PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE.

— U.S. National Library of Medicine

ticket

ticket

a commercial document showing that the holder is entitled to something (as to ride on public transportation or to enter a public entertainment)

— Princeton's WordNet

Public utility

Public utility

A public utility is an organization that maintains the infrastructure for a public service. Public utilities are subject to forms of public control and regulation ranging from local community-based groups to state-wide government monopolies. The term utilities can also refer to the set of services provided by these organizations consumed by the public: electricity, natural gas, water, and sewage. Telephony may occasionally be included within the definition.

— Freebase

Press

Press

to force into service, particularly into naval service; to impress

— Webster Dictionary

collocation

collocation

A service allowing multiple customers to locate network, server, and storage gear, connect them to a variety of telecommunications and network service providers, with a minimum of cost and complexity.

— Wiktionary

public record

public record

Being a matter of public record ; being in the public record.

— Wiktionary

chancery

chancery

an office of archives for public or ecclesiastic records; a court of public records

— Princeton's WordNet

welfare state

welfare state

a government that undertakes responsibility for the welfare of its citizens through programs in public health and public housing and pensions and unemployment compensation etc.

— Princeton's WordNet

public affairs assessment

public affairs assessment

An analysis of the news media and public environments to evaluate the degree of understanding about strategic and operational objectives and military activities and to identify levels of public support. It includes judgments about the public affairs impact of pending decisions and recommendations about the structure of public affairs support for the assigned mission. See also assessment; public affairs.

— Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

Public sector

Public sector

The public sector refers to "the part of the economy concerned with providing basic government services. The composition of the public sector varies by country, but in most countries the public sector includes such services as the police, military, public roads, public transit, primary education and healthcare for the poor. The public sector might provide services that non-payer cannot be excluded from, services which benefit all of society rather than just the individual who uses the service, and services that encourage equal opportunity."

— Freebase

publicist

publicist

(Rare/obsolescent) A scholar of public law, especially public international law, and, sometimes, a scholar of politics.

— Wiktionary

Theorica

Theorica

public moneys expended at Athens on festivals, sacrifices, and public entertainments (especially theatrical performances), and in gifts to the people; -- also called theoric fund

— Webster Dictionary

Public-spirited

Public-spirited

having, or exercising, a disposition to advance the interest of the community or public; as, public-spirited men

— Webster Dictionary

Debut

Debut

a beginning or first attempt; hence, a first appearance before the public, as of an actor or public speaker

— Webster Dictionary

vice admiral

vice admiral

A flag officer in the United States Navy, Coast Guard, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Commissioned Corps, or Public Health Service Commissioned Corps having a grade superior to rear admiral (upper half) and junior to admiral. A vice admiral is equal in grade or rank to a lieutenant general, which is indicated by a 3-star insignia.

— Wiktionary

Tenement

Tenement

that which is held of another by service; property which one holds of a lord or proprietor in consideration of some military or pecuniary service; fief; fee

— Webster Dictionary

Off-Road Motor Vehicles

Off-Road Motor Vehicles

Motorized, recreational vehicles used on non-public roads. They include all-terrain vehicles, dirt-bikes, minibikes, motorbikes, trailbikes, and snowmobiles. Excludes MOTORCYCLES, which are considered public road vehicles.

— U.S. National Library of Medicine

call out

call out

To order into service; to summon into service.

— Wiktionary

social phobia

social phobia

any phobia (other than agoraphobia) associated with situations in which you are subject to criticism by others (as fear of eating in public or public speaking etc)

— Princeton's WordNet

Junket

Junket

to feast; to banquet; to make an entertainment; -- sometimes applied opprobriously to feasting by public officers at the public cost

— Webster Dictionary

GEDS

GEDS

The Government Electronic Directory Services provide a directory of the Public Service of Canada for all regions across Canada. It is managed by Public Works and Government Services Canada. The Canadian government's Information Technology Services Branch developed GEDS to integrate two directory services that it manages. Individual federal departments are responsible for maintaining information in GEDS. However, there is often a considerable lag-time in updating information due to the significant number of employee changes in the federal public service. Users can search for federal employees by surname, given name, telephone number, title, role, or organization. It is also a useful system to learn the hierarchical structure of organizations within the Canadian public service.

— Freebase

public key certificate

public key certificate

a certificate which uses a digital signature to bind together a public key with an identity u2014 used to verify that a public key belongs to an individual

— Wiktionary

community relations program

community relations program

That command function that evaluates public attitudes, identifies the mission of a military organization with the public interest, and executes a program of action to earn public understanding and acceptance.

— Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

divulgation

divulgation

The communication of technology or science to the general public, public awareness of science.

— Wiktionary

funeralize

funeralize

To officiate at a funeral service for, to hold a funeral service for.

— Wiktionary

Post

Post

to hold up to public blame or reproach; to advertise opprobriously; to denounce by public proclamation; as, to post one for cowardice

— Webster Dictionary

u00E6dile

u00E6dile

A magistrate of ancient Rome, the custodian of the public buildings and roads, and planner of public shows.

— Wiktionary

United States Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

United States Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

An agency of the PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE concerned with the overall planning, promoting, and administering of programs pertaining to substance abuse and mental health. It is commonly referred to by the acronym SAMHSA. On 1 October 1992, the United States Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Mental Health Administration (ADAMHA) became SAMHSA.

— U.S. National Library of Medicine

Gladiator

Gladiator

originally, a swordplayer; hence, one who fought with weapons in public, either on the occasion of a funeral ceremony, or in the arena, for public amusement

— Webster Dictionary

Fund

Fund

the stock of a national debt; public securities; evidences (stocks or bonds) of money lent to government, for which interest is paid at prescribed intervals; -- called also public funds

— Webster Dictionary

volunteer

volunteer

One who enters into military service voluntarily, but who, when in service, is subject to discipline and regulations like other soldiers; -- opposed to conscript; specifically, a voluntary member of the organized militia of a country as distinguished from the standing army.

— Wiktionary

Deserter

Deserter

one who forsakes a duty, a cause or a party, a friend, or any one to whom he owes service; especially, a soldier or a seaman who abandons the service without leave; one guilty of desertion

— Webster Dictionary

requisition

requisition

the act of requiring; an authoritative request or demand, especially by a military or public authority that takes something over (usually temporarily) for military or public use

— Princeton's WordNet

Exoterical

Exoterical

external; public; suitable to be imparted to the public; hence, capable of being readily or fully comprehended; -- opposed to esoteric, or secret

— Webster Dictionary

public affairs guidance

public affairs guidance

Normally, a package of information to support the public discussion of defense issues and operations. Such guidance can range from a telephonic response to a specific question to a more comprehensive package. Included could be an approved public affairs policy, contingency statements, answers to anticipated media questions, and community relations guidance. The public affairs guidance also addresses the method(s), timing, location, and other details governing the release of information to the public. Public affairs guidance is approved by the Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs. Also called PAG. See also community relations; public affairs.

— Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

busker

busker

A person who makes money by passing the hat (soliciting donations) while entertaining the public (often by playing a musical instrument) on the streets or in other public area such as a park or market.

— Wiktionary

Escuage

Escuage

service of the shield, a species of knight service by which a tenant was bound to follow his lord to war, at his own charge. It was afterward exchanged for a pecuniary satisfaction. Called also scutage

— Webster Dictionary

meet-and-greet

meet-and-greet

A method of contact between a service provider, such as a hotel collection service, or car hire provider, and the arriving client at an airport or railway station. Usually involving the display of a board with the client's name written on it.

— Wiktionary

Magistrate

Magistrate

a person clothed with power as a public civil officer; a public civil officer invested with the executive government, or some branch of it

— Webster Dictionary

Thoroughfare

Thoroughfare

a passage through; a passage from one street or opening to another; an unobstructed way open to the public; a public road; hence, a frequented street

— Webster Dictionary

Journalist

Journalist

the conductor of a public journal, or one whose business it to write for a public journal; an editorial or other professional writer for a periodical

— Webster Dictionary

twenty-four seven

twenty-four seven

An abbreviation which stands for "24 hours a day, 7 days a week", including holidays and days otherwise that may alter limitations of work. In commerce and industry, it identifies a round-the-clock service, as might be offered by a supermarket, ATM, gas station, concierge service or manned data center.

— Wiktionary

absolute error

absolute error

Error of a sight consisting of its error in relation to a master service sight with which it is tested, including the known error of the master service sight.

— Wiktionary

Desertion

Desertion

the act of deserting or forsaking; abandonment of a service, a cause, a party, a friend, or any post of duty; the quitting of one's duties willfully and without right; esp., an absconding from military or naval service

— Webster Dictionary

Townhall

Townhall

a public hall or building, belonging to a town, where the public offices are established, the town council meets, the people assemble in town meeting, etc

— Webster Dictionary

declamation

declamation

The act or art of declaiming; rhetorical delivery; haranguing; loud speaking in public; especially, the public recitation of speeches as an exercise in schools and colleges; as, the practice declamation by students.

— Wiktionary

infamous

infamous

in England / Great Britain, a judicial punishment which deprived the infamous person of certain rights; this included a prohibition against holding public office, exercising the franchise, receiving a public pension, serving on a jury, or giving testimony in a court of law.

— Wiktionary

Public broadcasting

Public broadcasting

Public broadcasting includes radio, television and other electronic media outlets whose primary mission is public service. Public broadcasters receive funding from diverse sources including license fees, individual contributions, public financing and commercial financing. Public broadcasting may be nationally or locally operated, depending on the country and the station. In some countries, public broadcasting is run by a single organization. Other countries have multiple public broadcasting organizations operating regionally or in different languages. Historically, in many countries, public broadcasting was once the only form or the dominant form of broadcasting. Commercial broadcasting now also exists in most of these countries; the number of countries with only public broadcasting declined substantially during the latter part of the 20th century.

— Freebase

Prytaneum

Prytaneum

a public building in certain Greek cities; especially, a public hall in Athens regarded as the home of the community, in which official hospitality was extended to distinguished citizens and strangers

— Webster Dictionary

perp walk

perp walk

The intentional public display before news cameras of someone in police custody, especially someone famous or notorious, for the purpose of satisfying public interest, demonstrating the authorities' effectiveness, or shaming the person.

— Wiktionary

revenue bond

revenue bond

a bond issued by an agency that is commissioned to finance public works; revenue from the public property is used to pay off the bond

— Princeton's WordNet

Civil service

Civil service

The term civil service can refer to either: a A branch of governmental service in which individuals are employed on the basis of professional merit as proven by competitive examinations, or b 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 international organization. These international civil servants do not resort under any national legislation but are governed by an internal staff regulation. All disputes related to international civil service are brought before special tribunals created by these international organizations such as, for instance, the Administrative Tribunal of the ILO.

— Freebase

burgage

burgage

a medieval tenure in socage under which property in England and Scotland was held under the king or a lord of a town, and was maintained for a yearly rent or for rendering an inferior service (not knight's service) such as watching and warding.

— Wiktionary

Volunteer

Volunteer

one who enters into service voluntarily, but who, when in service, is subject to discipline and regulations like other soldiers; -- opposed to conscript; specifically, a voluntary member of the organized militia of a country as distinguished from the standing army

— Webster Dictionary

DADT

DADT

The policy restricting the United States military from efforts to discover or reveal closeted gay, lesbian, and bisexual service members or applicants, while barring those who are openly gay, lesbian, or bisexual from military service.

— Wiktionary

Forensic

Forensic

belonging to courts of judicature or to public discussion and debate; used in legal proceedings, or in public discussions; argumentative; rhetorical; as, forensic eloquence or disputes

— Webster Dictionary

Liturgy

Liturgy

an established formula for public worship, or the entire ritual for public worship in a church which uses prescribed forms; a formulary for public prayer or devotion. In the Roman Catholic Church it includes all forms and services in any language, in any part of the world, for the celebration of Mass

— Webster Dictionary

accolade

accolade

Written Presidential certificate recognizing service by personnel who died or were wounded in action between 1917 and 1918, or who died in service between 1941 and 1947, or died of wounds received in Korea between June 27, 1950 and July 27, 1954. Service of civilians who died overseas or as a result of injury or disease contracted while serving in a civilian capacity with the United States Armed Forces during the dates and/or in areas prescribed is in like manner recognized.

— Wiktionary

Newspaper

Newspaper

a sheet of paper printed and distributed, at stated intervals, for conveying intelligence of passing events, advocating opinions, etc.; a public print that circulates news, advertisements, proceedings of legislative bodies, public announcements, etc

— Webster Dictionary

Tavern

Tavern

a public house where travelers and other transient guests are accomodated with rooms and meals; an inn; a hotel; especially, in modern times, a public house licensed to sell liquor in small quantities

— Webster Dictionary

Record

Record

an official contemporaneous writing by which the acts of some public body, or public officer, are recorded; as, a record of city ordinances; the records of the receiver of taxes

— Webster Dictionary

public service

public service

a service paid for by a government

— Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

Appirio

Appirio

Appirio Inc. is an information technology consulting company headquartered in San Francisco, California that offers technology and professional services to companies wishing to adopt public cloud applications. This includes Software-as-a-Service and Platform-as-a-Service technologies like Salesforce.com, Google Apps, Workday and Amazon Web Services.

— Freebase

Confiscate

Confiscate

to seize as forfeited to the public treasury; to appropriate to the public use

— Webster Dictionary

operator

operator

a company offering a particular kind of service

— Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

MusicShake

MusicShake

MusicShake is a Korea-based online music creation service developed and distributed by SilentMusicBand Corp that provides music composing solutions aimed at the general public without previous musical knowledge or expertise. The service lets users create personalized, professional quality music using various tools and pattern-combination methods.

— Freebase

Walk shorts

Walk shorts

Walk shorts have recently attained status as New Zealand kiwiana. Walk shorts were polyester dress shorts popular amongst New Zealand's male public servants from the 1970s, and almost became an unofficial public service uniform teamed with knee socks, sandals, and a woollen cardigan. Walk shorts are a symbol of a particularly bureaucratic era of New Zealand's public service and a paternalistic government led by Robert David Muldoon. Walk shorts cannot be accurately described without appropriate photographic aids and a contemporary account. However, a recent "retro" advertising campaign for Lemon & Paeroa uses the status of the walk short to appeal to a new generation of New Zealand consumers.

— Freebase

Peculate

Peculate

to appropriate to one's own use the property of the public; to steal public moneys intrusted to one's care; to embezzle

— Webster Dictionary

accountable officer

accountable officer

Individual required to maintain accounting, including records thereof, of property and funds, whether public or quasi-public. The accountable officer may or may not have physical possession of the property or funds.

— Wiktionary

service provider

service provider

a company that provides a service, especially a technological one

— Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

cable

cable

a television or Internet service delivered through wires

— Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

discontinue

discontinue

to stop producing a product or providing a service

— Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

Declaim

Declaim

to speak rhetorically; to make a formal speech or oration; to harangue; specifically, to recite a speech, poem, etc., in public as a rhetorical exercise; to practice public speaking; as, the students declaim twice a week

— Webster Dictionary

Create

Create

Create is a digital television public television network in the United States. The network was created after the closure of PBS YOU in 2006. Create airs how-to, cooking, DIY, and other non-commercial educational television shows from the libraries of Public Broadcasting Service and American Public Television. The non-profit public broadcasting service airs its television programs through PBS affiliate member stations' and digital subchannels nationwide. NETA also provides services and programming to this network. Many of PBS' charter affiliates are also its major providers of programming, such as WGBH Boston, and WLIW and WNET in New York City. On Saturdays, the network has marathons based on themes, food related holidays or of a particular program.

— Freebase

Pro bono

Pro bono

Pro bono publico is a Latin phrase for professional work undertaken voluntarily and without payment or at a reduced fee as a public service. It is common in the legal profession and is increasingly seen in architecture, marketing, medicine, technology, and strategy consulting firms. Pro bono service, unlike traditional volunteerism, uses the specific skills of professionals to provide services to those who are unable to afford them. Pro Bono Publico is also used in the United Kingdom to describe the central motivation of large organizations such as the National Health Service, and various NGOs, which exist "for the public good", rather than for shareholder profit.

— Freebase

station

station

a building from which an official service is provided

— Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

run

run

(of a bus, train, etc.) to operate as a service

— Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

childcare

childcare

a service of caring for children while parents work

— Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

office

office

a place that provides an official service or information

— Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

Programme

Programme

that which is written or printed as a public notice or advertisement; a scheme; a prospectus; especially, a brief outline or explanation of the order to be pursued, or the subjects embraced, in any public exercise, performance, or entertainment; a preliminary sketch

— Webster Dictionary

any Service member mail

any Service member mail

Mail sent by the general public to an unspecified Service member deployed on a contingency operation, as an expression of patriotic support.

— Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

Conversion

Conversion

a spiritual and moral change attending a change of belief with conviction; a change of heart; a change from the service of the world to the service of God; a change of the ruling disposition of the soul, involving a transformation of the outward life

— Webster Dictionary

network effect

network effect

The higher growth rate of businesses with higher market share in those segments of economy in which the value of a product or a service depends on the number of existing users of the product or a service, as is the case with telephone networks.

— Wiktionary

Declamation

Declamation

the act or art of declaiming; rhetorical delivery; haranguing; loud speaking in public; especially, the public recitation of speeches as an exercise in schools and colleges; as, the practice declamation by students

— Webster Dictionary

Zivildienst

Zivildienst

Zivildienst is the civilian branch of the national service systems in Austria and Switzerland. In Germany as well Zivildienst was the alternative service to military service until suspension of conscription in 2011. It is a means for conscripted persons who are conscientious objectors to fulfill their national service, typically in the fields of social work and, although rarely, environmental protection, agriculture, and public administration. As such, it is exempt from the general ban of forced labor by the European Convention on Human Rights.

— Freebase

Resolution

Resolution

that which is resolved or determined; a settled purpose; determination. Specifically: A formal expression of the opinion or will of an official body or a public assembly, adopted by vote; as, a legislative resolution; the resolutions of a public meeting

— Webster Dictionary


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