public-spirited

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public-spirited

[puhb-lik-spir-i-tid]
adjective
having or showing an unselfish interest in the public welfare: a public-spirited citizen.

Origin:
1670–80

public-spiritedness, noun
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public-spirited
 
adj
having or showing active interest in public welfare or the good of the community

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Example sentences
These officers and public-spirited individuals are extremely deserving of their
  accolades.
He was noted, all his life, as the intelligent and public-spirited friend of
  everything high and advanced.
Some studies claim that the effect in fact depends on a few public-spirited
  people willing to set an example.
With the threat of prosecution or a paltry pay-out, amateur archaeologists are
  unlikely to feel public-spirited.
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