a person appointed or elected to a governmental post.
- Public-opinion poll
[puhb-lik-uh-pin-yuh n] /ˈpʌb lɪk əˈpɪn yən/ noun 1. a poll taken by sampling a cross section of the public in an effort to predict election results or to estimate public attitudes on issues.
- Public ownership
noun 1. ownership by the state; nationalization
noun 1. the fundamental policy on which laws rest, especially policy not yet enunciated in specific rules. 2. Law. the principle that injury to the public good or public order constitutes a basis for setting aside, or denying effect to, acts or transactions.
noun 1. an officer charged with the conduct of criminal prosecution in the interest of the public. public prosecutor noun 1. (law) an official in charge of prosecuting important cases
- Public record office
noun 1. an institution in which official records are stored and kept available for inspection by the public