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43577 public PUB'LIC, a. [L. publicus, from the root of populus, people; that is, people-like. ]1. Pertaining to a nation, state or community; extending to a whole
43583 publican PUB'LICAN, n. [L. publicanus, from publicus. ]1. A collector of toll or tribute. Among the Romans, a publican was a farmer of the taxes and public
43584 publication PUBLICA'TION, n. [L. publicatio, from publico, from publicus. ]1. The act of publishing or offering to public notice, notification to a people at large,
43578 public-hearted PUB'LIC-HE`ARTED, a. Public-spirited. [Not used. ]
43585 publicist PUB'LICIST, n. A writer on the laws of nature and nations; one who treats of the rights of nations.
43586 publicity PUBLIC'ITY, n. The state of being public or open to the knowledge of a community; notoriety.
43587 publicly PUB'LICLY, adv. Openly; with exposure to popular view or notice; without concealment; as property publicly offered for sale; an opinion publicly avowed; a
43579 public-minded PUB'LIC-MINDED, a. Disposed to promote the public interest. [Little used. ]
43580 public-mindedness PUB'LIC-MINDEDNESS, n. A disposition to promote the public weal or advantage. [Little used. ]
43588 publicness PUB'LICNESS, n. The state of being public, or open to the view or notice of people at large; as the publicness of a sale. 1. State of belonging to the
43581 public-spirited PUBLIC-SPIR'ITED, a. Having or exercising a disposition to advance the interest of the community; disposed to make private sacrifices for the public good; as
43582 public-spiritednes PUBLIC-SPIR'ITEDNESS, n. A disposition to advance the public good, or a willingness to make sacrifices of private interest to promote the common weal.
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PUB'LIC, a. [L.publicus, from the root of populus, people; that is, people-like.]

1. Pertaining to a nation, state or community; extending to a whole people; as a public law, which binds the people of a nation or state, as opposed to a private statute or resolve, which respects an individual or a corporation only. Thus we say, public welfare, public good, public calamity, public service, public property.

2. Common to many; current or circulated among people of all classes; general; as public report; public scandal.

3. Open; notorious; exposed to all persons without restriction.

Joseph her husband being a just man, and not willing to make her a public example, was minded to put her away privily. Matt.1.

4. Regarding the community; directed to the interest of a nation, state or community; as public spirit; public mindedness; opposed to private or selfish.

5. Open for general entertainment; as a public house.

6. Open to common use; as a public road.

7. In general, public expresses something common to mankind at large, to a nation, state, city or town, and is opposed to private, which denotes what belongs to an individual, to a family, to a company or corporation.

Public law, is often synonymous with the law of nations.

PUB'LIC, n. The general body of mankind or of a nation, state or community; the people, indefinitely.

The public is more disposed to censure than to praise.

In this passage, public is followed by a verb in the singular number; but being a noun of multitude, it is more generally followed by a plural verb; the public are.

In public, in open view; before the people at large; not in private or secrecy.

In private grieve, but with a careless scorn,

In public seem to triumph, not to mourn.

publican

PUB'LICAN, n. [L.publicanus, from publicus.]

1. A collector of toll or tribute. Among the Romans, a publican was a farmer of the taxes and public revenues,and the inferior officers of this class were deemed oppressive.

As Jesus sat at meat in the house, behold, many publicans and sinners came and sat down with him and his disciples. Matt.9.

2. The keeper of a public house; an innkeeper.

publication

PUBLICA'TION, n. [L. publicatio, from publico, from publicus.]

1. The act of publishing or offering to public notice, notification to a people at large, either by words, writing or printing; proclamation; divulgation; promulgation; as the publication of the law at mount Sinai; the publication of the gospel; the publication of statutes or edicts.

2. The act of offering a book or writing to the public by sale or by gratuitous distribution. The author consented to the publication of his manuscripts.

3. A work printed and published; any pamphlet or book offered for sale or to public notice; as a new publication; a monthly publication.

public-hearted

PUB'LIC-HE`ARTED, a. Public-spirited. [Not used.]


publicist

PUB'LICIST, n. A writer on the laws of nature and nations; one who treats of the rights of nations.


publicity

PUBLIC'ITY, n. The state of being public or open to the knowledge of a community; notoriety.


publicly

PUB'LICLY, adv. Openly; with exposure to popular view or notice; without concealment; as property publicly offered for sale; an opinion publicly avowed; a declaration publicly made.

1. In the name of the community. A reward is publicly offered for the discovery of the longitude, or for finding a northwestern passage to Asia.

public-minded

PUB'LIC-MINDED, a. Disposed to promote the public interest. [Little used.]


public-mindedness

PUB'LIC-MINDEDNESS, n. A disposition to promote the public weal or advantage. [Little used.]


publicness

PUB'LICNESS, n. The state of being public, or open to the view or notice of people at large; as the publicness of a sale.

1. State of belonging to the community; as the publicness of property.

public-spirited

PUBLIC-SPIR'ITED, a. Having or exercising a disposition to advance the interest of the community; disposed to make private sacrifices for the public good; as public-spirited men.

1. Dictated by a regard to public good; as a public-spirited project or measure.

public-spiritednes

PUBLIC-SPIR'ITEDNESS, n. A disposition to advance the public good, or a willingness to make sacrifices of private interest to promote the common weal.


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Who can apply for a patent? A patent must be applied for only in the name(s) of the actual inventor(s). However, the inventor can sell or assign the patent to someone else. Prior art includes any patents related to your invention, any published articles about your invention, and any public demonstrations. This determines if your idea has been patented before or publicly disclosed making it unpatentable.

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