Definition of 'public service'
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The government argued that this move will put energy behind the drive to get more people and public services online. Computing (2010)Has any significant public service body actually tried this properly yet? Times, Sunday Times (2015)Politicians pass the buck to management in the public services. The Sun (2009)Post offices count as a public service to many people. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Reform of public services is often written about as if it saved money. Times, Sunday Times (2008)This will allow it to continue to provide public services through the nationwide network of post offices. Times, Sunday Times (2007)So what first made me want to do something in public service? Times, Sunday Times (2007)They need public services to work around them. Times, Sunday Times (2006)This worsens public services such as education and health in those areas. Times, Sunday Times (2012)They care about public services a lot and would reject any party that looked like doing major damage in these areas. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Too many other policies merely defend the status quo, especially on public services. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Without a competent and committed public service, government loses its capacity to govern. Human Resource Management in Government (1995)That's when the idea for this public service was born. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The corporation would still be governed as a not-for-profit company with public service obligations. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It will disperse power in public services to local government, neighbourhoods and individuals. Times, Sunday Times (2011)In the same way, responsibility for policing streets is being given to people unqualified for public service. The Sun (2009)The union said that more cuts would lead to a further deterioration in services and the loss of more civil and public service jobs. Times, Sunday Times (2007)A major public service union recently attacked our members for becoming too much like big business. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Ministers want to increase the threshold required for action in ballots of union members, especially in essential public services. Times, Sunday Times (2015)For the first time, the public had a legal right to demand information from their public services rather than accept what they were given. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The 0845 lines had cost vulnerable callers up to 41p a minute to get information on public services. The Sun (2014)It would be an affront to public service for any political party to claim a special relationship with the Armed Forces. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Increasing public access to performance information may be a significant challenge to the status quo, but it is also critical to public service reform and political accountability. Times, Sunday Times (2008)
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Translations for 'public service'
British English: public service NOUN
A public service is something such as health care, transport, or the removal of waste which is organized by the government or an official body in order to benefit all the people in a particular society or community.
The money is used by local authorities to pay for public services.
- American English: public service
- Brazilian Portuguese: serviço público
- Chinese: 公用事业
- European Spanish: servicio público
- French: service public
- German: öffentlicher Dienst
- Italian: servizio pubblico
- Japanese: 公益事業
- Korean: 공익사업
- European Portuguese: serviço público
- Spanish: servicio público
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