public figure

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public figure

n.
1. A famous person whose life and behavior are the focus of intense public interest and scrutiny.
2. Law A person who is determined to be sufficiently well-known or famous as to prevail in a lawsuit for libel or slander only when the defendant is shown to have acted with malice.
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Noun1.public figure - a well-known or notable person; "they studied all the great names in the history of France"; "she is an important figure in modern music"
important person, influential person, personage - a person whose actions and opinions strongly influence the course of events
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