public record

noun

Legal Definition of public record

: a record required by law to be made and kept:
a : a record made by a public officer or a government agency in the course of the performance of a duty
b : a record filed in a public office

Note: Public records are subject to inspection, examination, and copying by any member of the public.

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“Public record.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/public%20record. Accessed 30 Nov. 2020.

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