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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

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

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

Let us remember we are all part of one American family. We are united in common values, and that includes belief in equality under the law, basic respect for public order, and the right of peaceful protest.
Barack Obama

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

Individual rights are not subject to a public vote; a majority has no right to vote away the rights of a minority; the political function of rights is precisely to protect minorities from oppression by majorities (and the smallest minority on earth is the individual).
Ayn Rand
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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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