Definition of public figure
: a well-known person
Word by Word Definitions
: exposed to general view : open
: well-known, prominent
: perceptible, material
: the people as a whole : populace
: a group of people having common interests or characteristics
: the group at which a particular activity or enterprise aims
Additional Notes on public figure
A public figure must prove actual malice in order to prevail in a defamation action.
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