a corporation, owned and operated by a government, established for the administration of certain public programs.
a large private corporation with many shares, which are sold to the public or traded on a stock exchange.
(in Britain) an organization established to run a nationalized industry or state-owned enterprise. The chairman and board members are appointed by a government minister, and the government has overall control
noun 1. national debt. noun (mainly US) 1. the total financial obligations incurred by all governmental bodies of a nation 2. another name for national debt
noun 1. a lawyer appointed or elected by a city or county as a full-time, official defender to represent indigents in criminal cases at public expense. public defender noun 1. (in the US) a lawyer engaged at public expense to represent indigent defendants public defender definition An attorney who is appointed and paid by a […]
- Public diplomacy
noun any of the ways in which a country or organization such as the United Nations communicates with citizens in other societies, as opposed to diplomacy carried out between national governments Examples Arranging student exchange programs, hosting seminars, and meeting with foreign business and academic leaders are all considered public diplomacy. Word Origin 1856
noun, Law. 1. the status of a literary work or an invention whose copyright or patent has expired or that never had such protection. 2. land owned by the government. public domain noun 1. (US) lands owned by a state or by the federal government 2. the status of a published work or invention upon […]
noun 1. a person or thing considered a danger or menace to the public, especially a wanted criminal widely sought by the F.B.I. and local police forces. 2. a nation or government with which one’s own is at war. public enemy noun 1. a notorious person, such as a criminal, who is regarded as a […]