public utility

public utility
noun
a company that performs a public service; subject to government regulation (Freq. 1)
Hypernyms: ↑service
Hyponyms:

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noun, pl ⋯ -ties [count]
: a company (such as an electric company) that provides a public service and must follow special rules made by the government

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ˌpublic uˈtility [public utility] noun (formal)
a private company that must obey government rules, that supplies essential services such as gas, water and electricity to the public

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