public domain

noun

Definition of public domain

  1. 1 :  land owned directly by the government

  2. 2 :  the realm embracing property rights that belong to the community at large, are unprotected by copyright or patent, and are subject to appropriation by anyone

1819

First Known Use of public domain

1819


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public domain

noun public do·main \-dō-ˈmān\

Legal Definition of public domain

  1. 1 :  land owned directly by the government

  2. 2 :  the realm or status of property rights that belong to the community at large, are unprotected by copyright or patent, and are subject to appropriation by anyone


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