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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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Very much of what is best, noblest, most beautiful, most intellectual in the world's history - in Greece, in Italy, in Germany, in England, in America, is bound up with the intense life of cities, with men's love for their city, with the public spirit of a city.
But the Welsh Blood Service needs 6,000 new donors and that means that it is no longer enough to rely on the public spirit of others.
Romantics on both the Jacobin left and the traditionalist right were inclined to view this new economy as a blight on the landscape and the soul alike, reducing workers to cogs and neighbors to strangers, throwing up a new and spiritually rootless elite of uncaring bourgeois, and replacing quondam public spirit and noble national purpose with a mere cash nexus.
This experience shows that public spirit and concern for others is alive and well in New Jersey.
Montgomery Newspaper Group includes the following weekly newspapers: Main Line Life (Ardmore), Ambler Gazette, The Globe (Huntingdon Valley), Glenside News, Public Spirit (Hatboro), Times Chronicle (Jenkintown), The Colonial (Plymouth/Whitemarsh), Valley Item (Schwenksville), Spring-Ford Reporter (Royersford/Spring City), Souderton Independent, Springfield Sun, Willow Grove Guide, North Penn Life, Central Bucks Life, Montgomery Life and Perkasie News Herald.
I have no doubt the public and media will applaud them for their public spirit, so I await with interest to see who will set the ball rolling.
Detective Ian Bentham said: "We would like to thank the members of the public who showed great public spirit by coming to the aid of an elderly lady.
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.
We honor Edgar Bronfman for his insight and commitment, and thank him and his colleagues for their public spirit and generosity.