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Meaning of public law

pub'lic law'

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. Also calleda 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. Cf.
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