a holiday observed over the whole country
noun 1. British. a tavern. 2. an inn or hostelry. public house noun 1. (Brit) the formal name for pub 2. (US & Canadian) an inn, tavern, or small hotel
noun 1. housing owned or operated by a government and usually offered at low rent to the needy.
noun 1. the welfare or well-being of the general public; commonwealth: health programs that directly affect the public interest. 2. appeal or relevance to the general populace: a news story of public interest.
- Public-interest group
noun 1. the usual US and Canadian name for pressure group
- Public-interest law
noun 1. a branch of law that often utilizes class-action suits to protect the interest of a large group or of the public at large, as in matters relating to racial discrimination, air pollution, etc.