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public affairs

noun
1.
(used with a plural verb) matters of general interest or concern, especially those dealing with current social or political issues.
2.
(used with a singular verb) the field of study dealing with current social or political issues.
Origin of public affairs
1605-1615
First recorded in 1605-15
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