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1. In a public manner; openly.
2. By or with consent of the public.
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(ˈpʌblɪklɪ) or


1. in a public manner; without concealment; openly
2. in the name or with the consent of the public
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(ˈpʌb lɪk li)

1. in a public manner or place.
2. by the public.
3. by public action or consent.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.publicly - in a manner accessible to or observable by the public; openly; "she admitted publicly to being a communist"
in camera, in private, privately - kept private or confined to those intimately concerned; "it was discussed privately between the two men"; "privately, she thought differently"; "some member of his own party hoped privately for his defeat"; "he was questioned in private"
2.publicly - by the public or the people generally; "publicly provided medical care"; "publicly financed schools"
privately - by a private person or interest; "a privately financed campaign"
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[ˈpʌblɪklɪ] ADV [acknowledge, criticize, accuse] → públicamente, en público; [announce, state, humiliate] → públicamente; [funded] → con fondos públicos
land and buildings that are publicly ownedtierras fpl y edificios mpl que son propiedad pública or del Estado
this information should be made publicly availableesta información se debería hacer pública
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[ˈpʌblɪkli] adv
(in public, openly) [speak, discuss, deny] → publiquement
He never spoke publicly about the affair → Il ne s'est jamais exprimé publiquement sur l'affaire.
(by the state) publicly owned [company] → d'État, de service public
publicly run → géré(e) par l'État
publicly funded → financé(e) par l'État
(FINANCE) publicly traded company → compagnie cotée en Boursepublic money ndeniers mpl publicspublic opinion nopinion f publique public opinion pollpublic opinion poll nsondage m d'opinion publiquepublic ownership n
to be taken into public ownership → être nationalisé(e), devenir propriété de l'Étatpublic property n
(as opposed to private property)biens mpl publics
to be public property [land, forest] → appartenir au domaine public
to become public property [person, facts] → être livré(e) en pâture au publicPublic Prosecutor nprocureur(e) m/f (de la République) public prosecutor's officepublic prosecutor's office nparquet mPublic Record Office n (British)Archives fpl nationalespublic relations
(= field) (in organization)relations fpl publiques
a job in public relations → un poste aux relations publiques
(= communication, community relationship) → relations fpl publiques
It's good for public relations → C'est bon pour les relations publiques.
modif [company, firm] → de relations publiques; [consultant] → en relations publiques; [manager] → des relations publiques; [campaign] → de relations publiques
a public relations exercise → un exercice de relations publiques public relations officerpublic relations officer nresponsable mf des relations publiquespublic school
(British) (= private school) → école f secondaire privée
(US) (= state school) → école f secondaire publiquepublic sector
the public sector → le secteur public
modif [worker, employee, union] → du secteur public
public sector pay → salaires mpl du secteur public public sector borrowing requirementpublic sector borrowing requirement nbesoins mpl de financement du secteur public mesure des emprunts effectués par le secteur public pour financer son déficitpublic servant nfonctionnaire mfpublic service
(health care, transport, waste disposal etc)service m public
(in the civil service)service m public
a distinguished career in public service → une carrière exemplaire dans le service public
(= beneficial action) → service m d'intérêt public
to perform a public service → exercer un service d'intérêt public
modif (= public sector) [worker, job] → du service public public service broadcastingpublic service broadcasting ntélévision f et radio f de service publicpublic service vehicle n (British)véhicule m des services publicspublic speaking nart m oratoirepublic spending ndépenses fpl publiquespublic-spirited [ˌpʌblɪkˈspɪrɪtɪd] adj [person] → qui fait preuve de civisme, à l'esprit civiquepublic television n (US)télévision de service publicpublic transport public transportation (US) ntransports mpl en commun, transports mpl publicspublic utility nutilité f publiquepublic works npltravaux mpl publics
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advöffentlich; publicly fundeddurch öffentliche Mittel finanziert; publicly accountableder Öffentlichkeit verantwortlich; this factory is publicly owneddiese Fabrik ist gesellschaftliches Eigentum; publicly quoted company˜ Aktiengesellschaft f
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007


[ˈpʌblɪklɪ] adv (say, do) → pubblicamente
a publicly-owned company → una società nazionalizzata
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995


(ˈpablik) adjective
of, for, or concerning, the people (of a community or nation) in general. a public library; a public meeting; Public opinion turned against him; The public announcements are on the back page of the newspaper; This information should be made public and not kept secret any longer.
ˈpublicly adverb
puˈblicity (-ˈblisə-) noun
1. advertising. There is a lot of publicity about the dangers of smoking.
2. the state of being widely known. Film stars usually like publicity.
ˈpublicize, ˈpublicise (-saiz) verb
to make widely known; to advertise. We are publicizing a new product.
public holiday
a day on which all (or most) shops, offices and factories are closed for a holiday.
public house (usually abbreviated to pub (pab) )
a house where alcoholic drinks are sold to the public.
public relations (also PR)
the attitude, understanding etc between a firm, government etc and the public.
ˌpublic ˈservice anˌnouncement noun
(especially American) an announcement on television or radio given as a service to the public.
public spirit
a desire to do things for the good of the community.
ˌpublic-ˈspirited adjective
public transport
the bus, tram and train services provided by a state or community for the public.
in public
in front of other people, not in private. They are always quarrelling in public.
the public
people in general. This swimming pool is open to the public every day.
public opinion poll
a way of finding out public opinion by questioning a certain number of people.

the public is singular: The public is entitled to know the facts .
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References in classic literature ?
He assembled a good many Foxes and publicly advised them to cut off their tails, saying that they would not only look much better without them, but that they would get rid of the weight of the brush, which was a very great inconvenience.
He explained that his partner was then absent on an enterprise of importance, and that it particularly behoved himself publicly to accept the blame of what he had rashly done, and publicly to exonerate his partner from all participation in the responsibility of it, lest the successful conduct of that enterprise should be endangered by the slightest suspicion wrongly attaching to his partner's honour and credit in another country.
At Windygates as elsewhere, we were always more or less satisfied with ourselves, if we were publicly discovered consulting our History--and more or less ashamed of ourselves, if we were publicly discovered devouring our Fiction.
Early in the morning, the plunder still going on, General Baird announced publicly by beat of drum, that any thief detected in the fact, be he whom he might, should be hung.
All society--both the inhabitants of the place and those who came down of an evening for the music--had got hold of one and the same story, in a thousand varieties of detail--as to how a certain young prince had raised a terrible scandal in a most respectable household, had thrown over a daughter of the family, to whom he was engaged, and had been captured by a woman of shady reputation whom he was determined to marry at once-- breaking off all old ties for the satisfaction of his insane idea; and, in spite of the public indignation roused by his action, the marriage was to take place in Pavlofsk openly and publicly, and the prince had announced his intention of going through with it with head erect and looking the whole world in the face.
In every gallery in Europe there are hideous pictures of blood, carnage, oozing brains, putrefaction--pictures portraying intolerable suffering--pictures alive with every conceivable horror, wrought out in dreadful detail--and similar pictures are being put on the canvas every day and publicly exhibited--without a growl from anybody--for they are innocent, they are inoffensive, being works of art.
A sedition also arose at Heraclea, from a certain person being condemned by the court; and at Thebes, in consequence of a man's being guilty of adultery; [1306b] the punishment indeed which Eurytion suffered at Heraclea was just, yet it was illegally executed: as was that at Thebes upon Archias; for their enemies endeavoured to have them publicly bound in the pillory.
But when he saw the Recorder take the hand of the condemned, and raise him, whilst drawing forth the parchment from his pocket, -- when he heard the pardon of the Stadtholder publicly read out, -- then Boxtel was no more like a human being; the rage and malice of the tiger, of the hyena, and of the serpent glistened in his eyes, and vented itself in his yell and his movements.
Of course Jimmie publicly damned his sister that he might appear on a higher social plane.
Ozma of Oz and her people, as well as Dorothy, Tiktok and Billina, were splendidly entertained by the Queen mother, who owed all her happiness to their kind offices; and that evening the yellow hen was publicly presented with a beautiful necklace of pearls and sapphires, as a token of esteem from the new King.
And if it be found that these nurses ever presume to entertain the girls with frightful or foolish stories, or the common follies practised by chambermaids among us, they are publicly whipped thrice about the city, imprisoned for a year, and banished for life to the most desolate part of the country.
"If you have seen all, madame, you know that the son of Fernand has publicly insulted me," said Monte Cristo with awful calmness.