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Public

1. Describing anything available to the population at large. For example, a publicly-traded company may be owned and traded by anyone with the money to buy shares.

2. Describing anything owned or administered by a government. For example, a municipality owns and maintains a public park.
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The aesthetic representation of the public-spirited woman had to allow her to have a different relationship to knowledge from that depicted by Milton in Paradise Lost or Rousseau in La Nouvelle Heloise; in Maria the eroticized model in which a woman learns in private from a man is challenged by one in which women learn from women and daughters from mothers.
Brian Osborne, of the public service union Unison which represents civilians in Staffordshire Police, said: " We are not in favour of volunteers, however public-spirited, because police work is for professionals.
We're very pleased that Calvert has chosen to support our mission - to provide our audience with tools to become better citizens, through public-spirited community engagement, and to enlighten, engage, educate, and through this, empower - both in our broadcast and our many new media channels," said Lesley Norman, Executive in Charge for NOW on PBS.
For the sake of our brave firefighters it is a menace we can all play a part in defeating - as responsible parents, vigilant neighbours and public-spirited citizens.
Here we have a public-spirited gentleman who braved the elements at sea working as a fisherman.
There have been a few brave, public-spirited individuals in the past and a law protecting whistle-blowers may encourage others to report illegalities.
TODAY we have thrown the spotlight on an immensely courageous and public-spirited family.
For this public-spirited action it somehow seems they have gone above and beyond the call of duty.
The public-spirited pair thought they were doing the council in Hull a favour when they cleared the garden of an abandoned house.
The company wants to hear about postal staff who are charity fundraisers, have performed a public-spirited act or dealt with an emergency while doing their deliveries.
A police spokesman said: "This public-spirited stranger may also have been a witness, or at least have important information.
The company wants to hear about postal staff who are charity fundraisers in their spare time, have performed a public-spirited act or dealt with an emergency while doing their deliveries.