public-service corporation
noun Date: 1904 a quasi-public corporation

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  • public service corporation — n. A privately owned corporation that provides a public service, usually with a franchise from the state. The Essential Law Dictionary. Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008 …   Law dictionary

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  • public-service corporation — /pub lik serr vis/ a private or quasi private corporation chartered to provide an essential commodity or service to the public. [1900 05] * * * …   Universalium

  • public-service corporation — pub′lic serv′ice corpora tion n. bus a private or often quasi private corporation chartered to provide an essential commodity or service to the public • Etymology: 1900–05 …   From formal English to slang

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