the public purse

Definition of the public purse

  1. :  government funds Many believe the work should be financed by the public purse.

Word by Word Definitions

publicplay
  1. :  exposed to general view :  open

    :  well-known, prominent

    :  perceptible, material

  1. :  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

purseplay
  1. :  a small bag for money

    :  a receptacle (as a pocketbook) for carrying money and often other small objects

    :  a receptacle (as a pouch) shaped like a purse

  1. :  to put into a purse

    :  pucker, knit


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