Definition of public law in English:

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public law

Pronunciation: /ˈpəblik lô/


The law of relationships between individuals and the government.
Example sentences
  • Rescues were co-operative affairs, and although they were underpinned by law, this was the ordinary private law, not public law.
  • You will have heard on the arguments that there were some interesting points raised particularly on the overlap between public law and private law.
  • As has been noted, the legality of their actions can be challenged in public law by applications for judicial review.

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Syllabification: pub·lic law

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