British. a tavern.
an inn or hostelry.
(Brit) the formal name for pub
(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.
noun 1. Also called public law. the law governing the legal relations between independent states or nations and, increasingly, between these and individuals. 2. conflict of laws (def 2).