public service

public service (plural public services)

  1. (US) A service, asserted to be for the public good, provided by a for-profit enterprise or trade association.
    This has been a public service announcement from the Advertising Council.
  2. (UK) A service, usually provided by the government, for the general public or its specific section.
  • Italian: assistenza pubblica, servizio pubblico
  • German: öffentlicher Dienst

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