public property

Definition of public property

:something owned by the city, town, or state
  • The library books are public property.

Word by Word Definitions

public play
  1. : exposed to general view : open

  2. : well-known, prominent

  3. : perceptible, material

  1. : a place accessible or visible to the public

  2. : the people as a whole : populace

  3. : a group of people having common interests or characteristics

property play
  1. : a quality or trait belonging and especially peculiar to an individual or thing

  2. : an effect that an object has on another object or on the senses

  3. : virtue


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