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public school

noun

: a school that gets money from and is controlled by a local government

: a private school that prepares students for college or for public service

Full Definition of PUBLIC SCHOOL

1
:  an endowed secondary boarding school in Great Britain offering a classical curriculum and preparation for the universities or public service
2
:  a free tax-supported school controlled by a local governmental authority
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Examples of PUBLIC SCHOOL

  1. Both of their sons attend public school.

First Known Use of PUBLIC SCHOOL

1580
PUBLIC SCHOOL Defined for Kids

public school

noun

Definition of PUBLIC SCHOOL for Kids

:  a free school paid for by taxes and run by a local government

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