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Main Entry: 1pubĚlic
Etymology: Middle English publique "relating to the people as a whole, public," from early French publique (same meaning), from Latin publicus "belonging to the people as a whole," from populus "the people" --related to POPULAR, REPUBLIC 1 a: of, relating to, belonging to, or affecting all the people <public law> b: provided by the government <public education> c: relating to or engaged in the service of the community or nation <public life> 2: of or relating to community interests as opposed to private affairs <a radio program in the public interest> 3: devoted to the general welfare <needed leaders with public spirit> 4: open to or shared by all <a public meeting> <the public library> 5 a: generally known <the story became public> b: WELL-KNOWN <a public figure> 6: supported by income from public funds and private contributions rather than by commercials <public television> - pubĚlicĚlyadverb