public trust doctrine

noun

Legal Definition of public trust doctrine

: a doctrine asserting that the state holds land lying beneath navigable waters as trustee of a public trust for the benefit of its citizens

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“Public trust doctrine.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/public%20trust%20doctrine. Accessed 20 Sep. 2021.

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