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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

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

People can judge me for what I've done. And I think when somebody's out in the public eye, that's what they do. So I'm fully comfortable with who I am, what I stand for, and what I've always stood for.
Hillary Clinton

We never really grow up, we only learn how to act in public.
Bryan White

We need to revise our economic thinking to give full value to our natural resources. This revised economics will stabilize both the theory and the practice of free-market capitalism. It will provide business and public policy with a powerful new tool for economic development, profitability, and the promotion of the public good.
Paul Hawken

The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money.
Alexis de Tocqueville
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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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