the quality or state of being public or being owned by the public.
noun, plural públicos [poo-bli-kohz; Spanish poo-vlee-kaws] /ˈpu blɪˌkoʊz; Spanish ˈpu vliˌkɔs/ (Show IPA) 1. (especially in Puerto Rico) a taxi that picks up and discharges passengers along a fixed route. pro bono publico [proh boh-noh poo-bli-koh; English proh boh-noh puhb-li-koh] /proʊ ˈboʊ noʊ ˈpu blɪˌkoʊ; English proʊ ˈboʊ noʊ ˈpʌb lɪˌkoʊ/ adverb, Latin. 1. for […]
noun 1. a sale of a new issue of securities to the general public through a managing underwriter (opposed to private placement): required to be registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
noun 1. 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