public service

public service
noun Date: circa 1576 1. the business of supplying a commodity (as electricity or gas) or service (as transportation) to any or all members of a community 2. a service rendered in the public interest 3. governmental employment; especially civil service

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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