Definition of Public service

1. Noun. A service that is performed for the benefit of the public or its institutions.

Exact synonyms: Community Service
Generic synonyms: Service



2. Noun. Employment within a government system (especially in the civil service).
Generic synonyms: Employment, Work
Specialized synonyms: Minister

Definition of Public service

1. Noun. (American English) A service asserted to be for the public good provided by a for-profit enterprise or trade association. ¹

2. Noun. (U.K.) A service, usually provided by the government, for the general public or its specific section. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Public Service

public presentation
public press
public property
public prosecutor
public record
public relations
public relations man
public relations person
public school
public schools
public sector
public sectors
public security
public servant
public servants
public service (current term)
public service announcements
public services
public speaker
public speaking
public square
public telephone
public toilet
public transit
public transits
public transport
public transports
public treasury
public trust

Literary usage of Public service

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Public Affairs Information Service Bulletin by Public Affairs Information Service (1920)
"Smith recommends legislation giving Ые public service commissions sufficient power to enforce their orders. Laws • Washington (state). Pub. service comm. ..."

2. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1920)
"It operates upon the public service corporations and their patrons. These public utilities are amenable to legislative regulation and control. ..."

3. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"(2) The public service company must not only serve all who apply but it must give them equal service without discrimination. This does not mean actual ..."

4. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by H.W. Wilson Company (1917)
"Lit Digest 54:1844 Je 16 47 See alto Municipal employees; public service ... Survey 37:723-4 Mr 24 '17 public service Business man and the public service. ..."

5. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by H.W. Wilson Company (1914)
"public service commissions. Commission regulation of public utilities: a ... Capitalization of earnings of public service Alliance for public utility. ..."

6. The American Year Book by Simon Newton Dexter North, Francis Graham Wickware, Albert Bushnell Hart (1914)
"Subscribers of the New England Telephone Co. have tried to secure a reduction in rates through the public service Commission. The Commission refused to ..."

7. The American Year Book: A Record of Events and Progress by Francis Graham Wickware, (, Albert Bushnell Hart, (, Simon Newton Dexter North, William M. Schuyler (1914)
"Subscribers of the New England Telephone Co. have tried to secure a reduction in rates through the public service Commission. The Commission refused to ..."

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