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public act

noun
1.
public law (def 1).

public law

noun
1.
Also called public act, public statute. a law or statute of a general character that applies to the people of a whole state or nation.
2.
a branch of law dealing with the legal relationships between the state and individuals and with the relations among governmental agencies.
Compare private law.
Origin
1765-1775
1765-75
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British Dictionary definitions for public-act

public law

noun
1.
a law that applies to the public of a state or nation
2.
the branch of law that deals with relations between a state and its individual members Compare private law
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