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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

Examples of PUBLIC SCHOOL

  1. Both of their sons attend public school.

First Known Use of PUBLIC SCHOOL

1580

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