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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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67) that public spirit and public opinion are readily identified in French parlance.
Unlike other exposes that inveigh against rapacious thrift managers, complacent regulators, and self-serving legislators, Rom's account of the political causes of the thrift debacle may be seen as an attempt to resurrect regulators and legislators as public spirited actors.
While the bill retains the wording of ''on the basis of the spirit of the Constitution'' in the law's preamble, it adds calls for ''public spirit and respect for tradition,'' and a newly defined notion of ''patriotism'' in one section.
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.
The government will submit to parliament on Friday a bill to amend the 1947 basic education law to stress public spirit and Japanese tradition, despite uncertainty over its enactment during the current session, officials said Tuesday.
While their public spirit may still be admired, the age of the amateur is past.
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.
Officially recognised poets, such as the Poet Laureate, rarely touch the true public spirit. We must hope that Cheyelle is an exception.
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.
At the Institute of Trading Standards conference in Edin-burgh, the service provided by the team at Warwickshire was praised for showing "tremendous public spirit" in giving up their Easter break to help the public.