Pub"lic, n. 1. The general body of mankind, or of a nation, state, or community; the people, indefinitely; as, the American public; also, a particular body or aggregation of people; as, an author's public.
The public is more disposed to censure than to praise.Addison.
2. A public house; an inn.
Sir W. Scott.
In public, openly; before an audience or the people at large; not in private or secrecy. "We are to speak in public."
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