pub'lic law'

1. Also called public act, public statute. a law or statute of a general character that applies to the people of a whole state or nation.
2. a branch of law dealing with the legal relationships between the state and individuals and with the relations among governmental agencies. Cf. private law.
3. See public international law.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

publicizePublic Lending Right
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