Definition of the public purse
- Many believe the work should be financed by the public purse.
: exposed to general view : open
: well-known, prominent
: perceptible, material
: a place accessible or visible to the public
: the people as a whole : populace
: a group of people having common interests or characteristics
: a small bag for money
: a receptacle (such as a pocketbook) for carrying money and often other small objects
: a receptacle (such as a pouch) shaped like a purse
: to put into a purse
: pucker, knit
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