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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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One reason Rom acknowledges is that it is hard to test whether self-interest or public spirit animated regulators and legislators.
There is a danger of the due succession of men of public spirit failing, a danger that the best men, the men of richest gifts and opportunities, may fail to feel the call of public service as their fathers felt it.
It adds calls for public spirit and respect of tradition in its preamble, and the newly defined notion of patriotism in one article.
While their public spirit may still be admired, the age of the amateur is past.
There are seven non-profit organizations to which Cybergold members can chose to give: The Women in Technology Foundation, The National Kidney Foundation, World Wildlife Foundation, I Have a Dream, Hereditary Disease Foundation, Electronic Frontier Foundation and Public Spirit.
Top Japanese bureaucrats agreed Thursday to submit a controversial bill to the Cabinet that would amend the 1947 basic education law to emphasize the public spirit and Japanese traditions, government officials said.
There will also be Good Citizens awards presented to those who showed bravery and public spirit in the face of adversity.
The two parties agreed to stress the importance of public spirit and tradition in the bill's preamble along with other factors they think should be newly incorporated to update the conventional 11-article education law.
First, your columnist John Duckers very nobly and with exemplary public spirit writes of his efforts to do his bit for the city's rubbish mountain.
In its invitation, the association said: "As the first elected Mayor of Middlesbrough and with a successful record of achievement in the police service your dedication to solving local issues is admirable and reminds us all that public spirit hasn't disappeared.