(in Britain) an act of Parliament that directs compensation to an author for the library loan of his or her book.
Public Lending Right
the right of authors to receive payment when their books are borrowed from public libraries PLR
noun 1. a nonprofit library established for the use of the general public and maintained chiefly by public funds.
noun 1. public service as an elected or appointed government official.
- Public limited company
noun 1. another name for public company Abbreviation plc, PLC
adverb 1. in a public or open manner or place. 2. by the public. 3. in the name of the community. 4. by public action or consent. adverb 1. in a public manner; without concealment; openly 2. in the name or with the consent of the public
noun 1. the quality or state of being public or being owned by the public.