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public spirit

Syllabification: pub·lic spir·it

Definition of public spirit in English:

noun

Willingness to do things that help the public.
Example sentences
  • ‘We all praise the public service and public spirit of the Fire Department of New York,’ he said.
  • Whilst we were blessed once again with good weather, we were doubly blessed by the good nature and public spirit of the people of Kendal and visitors alike.
  • Not many people have that type of public spirit.

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