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Definition of Public

Public

  1. Of or pertaining to the people; belonging to the people; relating to, or affecting, a nation, state, or community; -- opposed to private; as, the public treasury.
  2. Open to the knowledge or view of all; general; common; notorious; as, public report; public scandal.
  3. Open to common or general use; as, a public road; a public house.
  4. The general body of mankind, or of a nation, state, or community; the people, indefinitely; as, the American public; also, a particular body or aggregation of people; as, an author's public.
  5. A public house; an inn.

Public Quotations

If there's anything a public servant hates to do it's something for the public.
Kin Hubbard

Public service must be more than doing a job efficiently and honestly. It must be a complete dedication to the people and to the nation.
Margaret Chase Smith

There is probably a perverse pride in my administration... that we were going to do the right thing, even if short-term it was unpopular. And I think anybody who's occupied this office has to remember that success is determined by an intersection in policy and politics and that you can't be neglecting of marketing and P.R. and public opinion.
Barack Obama

Help others and give something back. I guarantee you will discover that while public service improves the lives and the world around you, its greatest reward is the enrichment and new meaning it will bring your own life.
Arnold Schwarzenegger

A wise man makes his own decisions, an ignorant man follows the public opinion.
Grantland Rice
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Public Translations

public in Afrikaans is publiek
public in Danish is offentlig
public in Dutch is openbaar, openlijk, ruchtbaar, publiek
public in French is universel, public
public in Italian is pubblico, pubblico
public in Latin is publicus
public in Swedish is statlig, offentlig, publik
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