a congressional or parliamentary bill involving the general interests of the people at large or of the whole community.
(in Parliament) a bill dealing with public policy that usually applies to the whole country Compare private bill, hybrid bill
noun 1. a network of independent, noncommercial television stations that operate with public and government funding instead of with revenues from advertising. Abbreviation: PBS.
noun 1. a person who is in economic distress and is supported at government expense: He assured the American consul that the prospective immigrant would not become a public charge.
noun, British. 1. a company that has more than 50 shareholders and whose shares are offered for public subscription. public company noun 1. a limited company whose shares may be purchased by the public and traded freely on the open market and whose share capital is not less than a statutory minimum; public limited company […]
noun, Chiefly British. 1. a rest room, especially at a large public place, as at a railroad station. public convenience noun 1. a public lavatory, esp one in a public place
noun 1. a corporation, owned and operated by a government, established for the administration of certain public programs. 2. municipal corporation. 3. a large private corporation with many shares, which are sold to the public or traded on a stock exchange. public corporation noun 1. (in Britain) an organization established to run a nationalized industry […]