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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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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.
A program that gets trees in the ground as it pairs youngsters with public-spirited mentors--firemen--was described by Bob Ricard, urban and community forester for the University of Connecticut Cooperative Extension Service.
Thus, McCollum praised Yunis Khalis, another fundamentalist party leader, who has called for more cooperation among the rebel factions, as a "public-spirited" leader and an alternative to Hekmatyar.
The main opposition party, therefore, called on all public-spirited groups and individuals and groups to condemn the emerging assault on free citizens for no just cause.
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.
PUBLIC-SPIRITED residents, businesses and community groups are invited to get behind a Tyneside council's clean-up.
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.