Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary
1) The body politic, or the people of a state, nation, or municipality. 2) Under the authority of the government or belonging and available to the people; not private. It may refer to an entity, agency, or activity. For example, there are both public and private schools, public and private utilities, public and private hospitals, public and private lands, and public and private roads.
Definition provided by Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary.
August 19, 2010, 5:22 pm