public wrong

noun

Definition of public wrong

1 : a crime, misdemeanor, tort, or breach of a duty owed to and prejudicing the interests of the community at large — compare private wrong
2 : a breach of duty owed to any person by the state or one of its political subdivisions

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“Public wrong.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/public%20wrong. Accessed 26 Oct. 2020.

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