Civil Servant

Definition - What does Civil Servant mean?

A civil servant is anyone who works for the government in a non-military role. Civil servants are hired by the government to perform a service on behalf of the public. In the context of the law, anyone who works in the legal system, and is employed by a local, state, federal or municipal government, is a civil servant. This can include lawyers, judges, etc.

Justipedia explains Civil Servant

Being a civil servant is very different to being a private sector employee. The reason is because the private sector is primarily motivated by the desire to make a profit, or to earn success for a company. However, the civil service is primarily concerned with benefitting the public and society. Civil servants are paid with government funds that largely come from taxes. Lawyers and judges who are civil servants help to serve the public by prosecuting criminals and hearing trials.

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