Simple Definition of public utility
: a company (such as an electric company) that provides a public service and must follow special rules made by the government
Full Definition of public utility
: a business organization (as an electric company) performing a public service and subject to special governmental regulation
First Known Use of public utility
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Legal Definition of public utility
: a business organization (as an electric company) performing a public service and subject to special government regulation
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Nglish: Translation of "public utility" for Spanish speakers Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about "public utility"
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