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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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It was the result of the authority of the public in art- matters, and is to be deplored.
You told me you didn't know whether it was public business or not.
I have now ascertained that it is public business,' returned the suitor, 'and I want to know'--and again repeated his monotonous inquiry.
Though it was anything but a hot day, Mr Meagles was in a heated state that attracted the attention of the passersby; more particularly as he leaned his back against a railing, took off his hat and cravat, and heartily rubbed his steaming head and face, and his reddened ears and neck, without the least regard for public opinion.
You wouldn't suppose him to be a public offender; would you?
The moment he addresses himself to the Government, he becomes a public offender
Calapan, Oriental Mindoro - all levels, public and private
We will follow the courts' approach and develop our decisions on public benefit in the context of changing economic and social conditions, including public attitudes.
Can competition from a new kind of public school, right around the block or down the road in many cases, inspire traditional schools to improve?
The plan is also designed to create a more efficient public health system, which would help officials manage care as the Department of Health Services eyes an $889 million shortfall within three years.
As Congressional leaders debated the reauthorization of the sunsetting provisions this year, public involvement and input on the PATRIOT Act and other aspects of homeland security have been limited.
This personal experience contradicted the prevailing perception (and still a strong belief held by many) that no learning or teaching occurs in public schools, as well as its corollary that because a school is Catholic it is automatically good.