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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.
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Origin of public affairs

First recorded in 1605–15
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Historical Examples

  • Nor did a public-affairs paper edited and published by women carry much weight.

    Susan B. Anthony

    Alma Lutz