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publicly

adverb pub·lic·ly \ˈpə-bli-klē\

: in a way that is meant be heard or seen by many people

: in a way that can be used, seen, bought, etc., by anyone

: by a government

Full Definition of PUBLICLY

1
:  in a manner observable by or in a place accessible to the public :  openly
2
a :  by the people generally
b :  by a government

Variants of PUBLICLY

pub·lic·ly also pub·li·cal·ly \-li-k(ə-)lē\

Examples of PUBLICLY

  1. She very publicly acknowledged her mistake.
  2. The information is publicly available.
  3. The policies have been publicly approved.

First Known Use of PUBLICLY

1563

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