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public debt

n
1. (Economics) the total financial obligations incurred by all governmental bodies of a nation
2. (Economics) another name for national debt

na′tional debt′


n.
the financial obligations of a national government. Also called public debt.
[1775–85, Amer.]
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Noun1.public debt - the total of the nation's debts: debts of local and state and national governments; an indicator of how much public spending is financed by borrowing instead of taxation
debt - money or goods or services owed by one person to another
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